Since man made global warming is fast becoming more a political than scientific issue, it's about time more high profile politicians stepped up to the plate and started slugging it out with the political correctness of our slippery times. At last we have a European no less daring to challenge the new fad religion, AlGoreism:
Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, argues in the Financial Times yesterday that ambitious environmentalism is the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity.
Klaus considers the religion of global warming caused by man as a greater threat to mankind than radical Islam.
Mr Klaus writes that “global warming hysteria has become a prime example of the truth versus propaganda problem” and the issue “is more about social than natural sciences and more about man and his freedom than about tenths of a degree Celsius changes in average global temperature.
Vaclav Klaus is a vocal critic of the notion that any global warming is anthropogenic(man-caused).
"Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so."
He has also criticized the IPCC climate panel as a group of politicized scientists with one-sided opinions and one-sided assignments. He has said that other top-level politicians do not expose their doubts about global warming because "a whip of political correctness strangles their voices."
In addition he says "Environmentalism should belong in the social sciences" along with other "isms" such as communism, feminism, and liberalism. President Klaus said that "environmentalism is a religion" and, in an answer to the questions of the U.S. Congressmen, a "modern counterpart of communism" that seeks to change peoples' habits and economic systems.
"Environmentalism, not preservation of nature (and of environment), is a leftist ideology.... Environmentalism is indeed a vehicle for bringing us socialist government at the global level. Again, my life in communism makes me oversensitive in this respect."Below, Vaclav speaks at the Cato Institute in March, 2007.