by Vaclav Klaus
Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the UN panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it’s a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor.
It’s neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment.
Also, it’s an undignified slapstick that people don’t wait for the full report in May 2007 but instead respond, in such a serious way, to the summary for policymakers where all the “but’s” are scratched, removed, and replaced by oversimplified theses.
This is clearly such an incredible failure of so many people, from journalists to politicians.
If the European Commission is instantly going to buy such a trick, we have another very good reason to think that the countries themselves, not the Commission, should be deciding about similar issues.
Question: “How do you explain there is no other comparably senior statesman in Europe who would advocate this viewpoint?”
Klaus: “Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice.”
Question: “Don’t you believe that we’re ruining our planet?”
Perhaps only Mr Al Gore may be saying something along these lines: a sane person can’t.
I don’t see any ruining of the planet, I have never seen it, and I don’t think that a reasonable and serious person could say such a thing.
My book answers these questions. For example, we know there exists a huge correlation between the care we give to the environment on one side and the wealth and technological prowess on the other side. It’s clear that the poorer the society is, the more brutally it behaves with respect to Nature, and vice versa.
It’s also true that there exist social systems that are damaging Nature – by eliminating private ownership and similar things – much more than the freer societies.
Václav Klaus is president and former prime minister of the Czech Republic. Born in 1941, he grew up under communist totalitarianism. He knows well the methods used to curtail liberty and freedom of speech. He has written over 20 books, including one on the dangers of ‘environmentalism’, Blue Planet in Green Shackles.