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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yes. Politicians with spines do exist!

Via HBL, Matt Drudge posts the entirety of Harvard Professor Lubos Motl's translation of excerpts from an interview with Czech President Vaclav Klaus that pertain to global warming hysteria. Here's a sample.

Q: On Wednesday, the European Commission has approved carbon dioxide caps for new cars. One week earlier, the U.N. IPCC climate panel released a report that has described, once again, the global warming as one of the major threats for the whole civilization. The Stern report about similar threats was published before that. And you suddenly say that the global warming is a myth. Try to explain, how did you get this idea, Mr President?

A: It's not my idea. Global warming is a myth and I think that every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. 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" and "if'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. [my bold]
This is nothing. Klaus also discusses how an intelligent layman ought to think about global warming and questions Al Gore's sanity.

Need I tell you to read it all? Better yet, he is writing a book on the subject!
[T]his topic troubles me which is why I started to write an article about it last Christmas. The article grew in size and it became a book. In a couple of months, it will be published. One chapter out of seven will organize my opinions about the climate change.

Environmentalism and green ideology is something very different from climate science. Various findings and screams of scientists are abused by this ideology.
As soon as I get wind of a title, I will be sure to spread the word.

And speaking of books on the science of climate change, I have added links to a scientific report and a book on the theory of climate change I blogged about yesterday. Follow the link and scroll down.

-- CAV


Nicholas Provenzo said...

I saw this too via Drudge. I love how Klaus dismisses the reporter for his obvious ignorance about economics. Brilliant!

And in sharp contrast, you should read John McCain and Joe Lieberman's latest missive at the Boston Globe, were they assert that all debate on global warming has ended. Given a read-though of their proposed legislation, I say the pair are on their way to becoming the Smoot & Hawley of our generation.

Gus Van Horn said...

I saw that same editorial and thought about blogging it, but what you said is about all you can say.

They offer nothing in their editorial that hasn't been said already -- other than incidentally providing us all with an unintentional warning about their nefarious intentions.