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Friday, March 9, 2007

Klaus: Environmentalism is a religion

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic has been an outspoken critic of the global warming crowd. He spoke to the CATO Institute today:

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Environmentalism is a religion that is based more on political ambitions than science, the president of the Czech Republic warned Friday.

Speaking at the Cato Institute, a public policy think-tank, President Vaclav Klaus said that environmentalists who clamor for policy change to combat global warming "only pretend" to be promoting environmental protection, and are actually being driven by a political agenda.

"Environmentalism should belong in the social sciences," much like the idea of communism or other "-isms" such as feminism, Klaus said, adding that "environmentalism is a religion" that seeks to reorganize the world order as well as social behavior and value systems worldwide.
full article.

Update:
"Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. The 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."
Update: Full text of Kluas' speech is here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for Klaus.

Good for you. This is a wonderful site.

Bill said...

Thank you. I wish there were more political leaders with the fortitude to speak the truth on this issue.

Mr. Klaus is a breath of fresh air.