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President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity
Drudge Report ^ | 2/12/2007 | Drudge

Posted on 02/12/2007 12:27:01 PM PST by Neville72

Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis.

In an interview with "Hospodárské noviny", a Czech economics daily, Klaus answered a few questions:

Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a false myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?•

A: It's not my idea. 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. 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.•

Q: How do you explain that there is no other comparably senior statesman in Europe who would advocate this viewpoint? No one else has such strong opinions...•

A: My opinions about this issue simply are strong. Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice.

• Q: But you're not a climate scientist. Do you have a sufficient knowledge and enough information?•

A: Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate. Sadly, it has nothing to do with social sciences either. Still, it is becoming fashionable and this fact scares me. The second part of the sentence should be: we also have lots of reports, studies, and books of climatologists whose conclusions are diametrally opposite.• Indeed, I never measure the thickness of ice in Antarctica. I really don't know how to do it and don't plan to learn it. However, as a scientifically oriented person, I know how to read science reports about these questions, for example about ice in Antarctica. I don't have to be a climate scientist myself to read them. And inside the papers I have read, the conclusions we may see in the media simply don't appear. But let me promise you something: this topic troubles me which is why I started to write an article about it last Christmas. The article expanded and 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.•

Q: How do you explain that conservative media are skeptical while the left-wing media view the global warming as a done deal?•

A: It is not quite exactly divided to the left-wingers and right-wingers. Nevertheless it's obvious that environmentalism is a new incarnation of modern leftism.•

Q: If you look at all these things, even if you were right ...•

A: ...I am right...•

Q: Isn't there enough empirical evidence and facts we can see with our eyes that imply that Man is demolishing the planet and himself?•

A: It's such a nonsense that I have probably not heard a bigger nonsense yet.•

Q: Don't you believe that we're ruining our planet?•

A: I will pretend that I haven't heard you. 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. Look: you represent the economic media so I expect a certain economical erudition from you. My book will answer these questions. For example, we know that 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. These tendencies become important in the long run. They unambiguously imply that today, on February 8th, 2007, Nature is protected uncomparably more than on February 8th ten years ago or fifty years ago or one hundred years ago.• That's why I ask: how can you pronounce the sentence you said? Perhaps if you're unconscious? Or did you mean it as a provocation only? And maybe I am just too naive and I allowed you to provoke me to give you all these answers, am I not? It is more likely that you actually believe what you say.

[English translation from Harvard Professor Lubos Motl]


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1 posted on 02/12/2007 12:27:04 PM PST by Neville72
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To: Neville72

The new Europeans sure have a lot more sense than the old Europeans.


2 posted on 02/12/2007 12:28:11 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Neville72

Eastern Europe might just save the rest.


3 posted on 02/12/2007 12:28:45 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Neville72

When the earlier thread scrolled by it was 7 below zero. Now it is 4 below zero.


4 posted on 02/12/2007 12:28:50 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: Neville72

Sanity amongst the insanity.


5 posted on 02/12/2007 12:31:22 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: RightWhale
When the earlier thread scrolled by it was 7 below zero. Now it is 4 below zero.

Sounds like warming, to me.

6 posted on 02/12/2007 12:31:27 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I just love the Poles, Czechs and other former Warsaw Pact states. They are the few Europeans with spine, heart and brain. Way to go Klaus!


7 posted on 02/12/2007 12:31:50 PM PST by SolidWood (Sadr lives. Kill him.)
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To: Neville72
• Q: But you're not a climate scientist. Do you have a sufficient knowledge and enough information?•

A: Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate.

I'd vote for him if I could.

8 posted on 02/12/2007 12:32:07 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: RightWhale

Way up north, to Alaska !


9 posted on 02/12/2007 12:32:14 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Neville72
Looks like Gobal Warming Re-education Camp for you Mister!


10 posted on 02/12/2007 12:33:34 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Vigilanteman
Many of them were not born with a silver spoon in their mouth or a Soviet tank track on their neck.

They have a slightly different perspective.
11 posted on 02/12/2007 12:35:00 PM PST by Red6 (Come and get it.)
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To: Neville72

There goes you next loan from The World Bank, and oh yes they will.


12 posted on 02/12/2007 12:35:16 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Yes, it is warming. Might be global or not, but it extends at least to the main road.


13 posted on 02/12/2007 12:35:23 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: Neville72

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/pastcc.html


14 posted on 02/12/2007 12:37:50 PM PST by street_lawyer (Conservative Defender of the Faith)
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To: Neville72

WAY TO GO VACLAV!! I LOVE THE CZECHS!!!!


15 posted on 02/12/2007 12:37:51 PM PST by Alkhin (star dust contemplating star dust)
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To: Neville72

Too bad my governer and president don't have cajones such as these.


16 posted on 02/12/2007 12:38:40 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Neville72

You don't see OBL jumping on this band wagon do you? What does he know? And by the way, Hasn't Europe committed all the sins that will destroy a continent several times over in it's history? Wars, plague, smoking, etc. Who are they preaching to? Who are they sh-tting? Oh yeah, algorejr, almost forgot. Next a**hole!


17 posted on 02/12/2007 12:39:01 PM PST by Waco
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To: RightWhale

I need warming down here too....it is however 59 F degrees and sunny.

But not good weather for shorts yet.......


18 posted on 02/12/2007 12:39:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Neville72

BWAAAHHHHAHHHHAHHHHAAAA!

Gore gets another slap...we need more.


19 posted on 02/12/2007 12:42:40 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A better response would have been: Have you bothered to ask this question of Al Gore? Why not?


20 posted on 02/12/2007 12:43:45 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Neville72; xcamel
Q: How do you explain that conservative media are skeptical while the left-wing media view the global warming as a done deal?

A: It is not quite exactly divided to the left-wingers and right-wingers. Nevertheless it's obvious that environmentalism is a new incarnation of modern leftism.

Well, lookee here. A world leader, having had first hand experience with communism "calling 'em like he sees 'em"!

21 posted on 02/12/2007 12:43:58 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
But not good weather for shorts yet.......

I feel your pain... not!

(-8C here with winter storm watch in effect)

22 posted on 02/12/2007 12:45:30 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Vaclav nails it. Global warming is a cult, pure and simple.


23 posted on 02/12/2007 12:47:56 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"..it is however 59 F degrees and sunny."

Here in southern Louisiana I braced myself for 16 outside at lunch...if it had been any nicer, I'd have gone for an even higher SPF ;-)

24 posted on 02/12/2007 12:50:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: RightWhale
When the earlier thread scrolled by it was 7 below zero. Now it is 4 below zero.

So you are saying that the scrolling of the tread has a direct cause & effect upon GW??? I thought so!

25 posted on 02/12/2007 12:56:17 PM PST by Chinito (6990th Security Group, RC-135/Combat Apple, SEA Class of '68)
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To: Neville72

***A: Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate.

Money quote.


26 posted on 02/12/2007 12:56:25 PM PST by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: Neville72; RightWhale
From the Blogosphere,,,,CQ in this case:

Here Comes The Sun

*********************AN EXCERPT**************************

The proponents of man-made climate change want to force an end to the debate over the causes of global warming. Some want to treat skeptics as if they were Holocaust deniers or heretics of old. However, some scientists still have their doubts about whether global warming is real, and whether man has any impact on it at all:

Twenty years ago, climate research became politicised in favour of one particular hypothesis, which redefined the subject as the study of the effect of greenhouse gases. As a result, the rebellious spirits essential for innovative and trustworthy science are greeted with impediments to their research careers. And while the media usually find mavericks at least entertaining, in this case they often imagine that anyone who doubts the hypothesis of man-made global warming must be in the pay of the oil companies. As a result, some key discoveries in climate research go almost unreported.

Enthusiasm for the global-warming scare also ensures that heatwaves make headlines, while contrary symptoms, such as this winter’s billion-dollar loss of Californian crops to unusual frost, are relegated to the business pages. The early arrival of migrant birds in spring provides colourful evidence for a recent warming of the northern lands. But did anyone tell you that in east Antarctica the Adélie penguins and Cape petrels are turning up at their spring nesting sites around nine days later than they did 50 years ago? While sea-ice has diminished in the Arctic since 1978, it has grown by 8% in the Southern Ocean.

So one awkward question you can ask, when you’re forking out those extra taxes for climate change, is “Why is east Antarctica getting colder?” It makes no sense at all if carbon dioxide is driving global warming. While you’re at it, you might inquire whether Gordon Brown will give you a refund if it’s confirmed that global warming has stopped. The best measurements of global air temperatures come from American weather satellites, and they show wobbles but no overall change since 1999.

That levelling off is just what is expected by the chief rival hypothesis, which says that the sun drives climate changes more emphatically than greenhouse gases do. After becoming much more active during the 20th century, the sun now stands at a high but roughly level state of activity. Solar physicists warn of possible global cooling, should the sun revert to the lazier mood it was in during the Little Ice Age 300 years ago.

In a way, anthropogenic climate change speaks to an impulse within humans whenever contemplating catastrophes, real or imagined. In something between arrogance and fear, people cannot believe that they have no control over the origins of events that shape their lives. This causes people to look inward for root causes, and the larger the problem, the greater this dynamic grows. Hence we have people blaming the West for radical Islamist terrorism and believing that a greater dialogue with Muslim absolutists will end it.

27 posted on 02/12/2007 12:57:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: SolidWood; kinoxi

"I just love the Poles, Czechs and other former Warsaw Pact states"

Don't forget Slovakia.
By the way, this is CENTRAL, not East Europe.
The exact center of Europe is in Slovakia.
East Europe starts with the former former Soviet countries.

Growth here is good, and Slovakia will soon be one of the major Auto production countries in the world.
This year, Slovakia will be the largest producer per capita with 220 cars per 1000 people.


28 posted on 02/12/2007 12:57:27 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

And excellent beer.


29 posted on 02/12/2007 12:59:37 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Neville72
Can we get this guy to come over here and run for something--anything? He has it nailed exactly--the IPCC is a political organization not a scientific one.
30 posted on 02/12/2007 1:00:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Neville72
I love this guy! Bravo, President Klaus! How refreshing to see a leader who isn't afraid to stand up and speak the truth. I wish President Bush hadn't caved in and given the envirowackos legitimacy.

Let me go on the record--"The global warming emperor has no clothes!"

31 posted on 02/12/2007 1:00:41 PM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: American Quilter

Lead item on tonight's Nightly News ?


32 posted on 02/12/2007 1:02:37 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: AlexW
It's still Eastern Europe to ignoramuses like me.
;)
33 posted on 02/12/2007 1:02:56 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Neville72

I am glad someone, somewhere else noticed Algore is the jester in the court of global warming , ooppps now its climate change.


34 posted on 02/12/2007 1:03:56 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Lead item on tonight's Nightly News ?

Yes, that'll happen. Right after Hillary announces she's withdrawing from the presidential race because of her numerous criminal activities.

35 posted on 02/12/2007 1:05:45 PM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: Neville72; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; Mrs. Don-o; RW_Whacko; honolulugal; gruffwolf; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off

Click graphic for full GW rundown

~ I fairly sure this was posted before ~

36 posted on 02/12/2007 1:06:12 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Neville72

I think I've found my candidate for 2008!

When can I vote for him?


37 posted on 02/12/2007 1:06:19 PM PST by Tall_Texan (NO McCain, Rudy, Romney, Hillary, Kerry, Obama or Gore in 2008!)
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To: Neville72
Q: Isn't there enough empirical evidence and facts we can see with our eyes that imply that Man is demolishing the planet and himself?

A: It's such a nonsense that I have probably not heard a bigger nonsense yet.

Q: Don't you believe that we're ruining our planet?

A: I will pretend that I haven't heard you. Perhaps only Mr Al Gore may be saying something along these lines: a sane person can't.

Priceless! Too bad there is zero chance of ever seeing this exchange accurately reported by the MSM.

38 posted on 02/12/2007 1:09:49 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Neville72

Follow the money.
The whole "climate change" crowd just wants more money and power. Kyoto, Algore, bono(not Sonny!), and the rest of the
U.N. idiots are all just tools to get at your wallets.
(and more global gov't control)


39 posted on 02/12/2007 1:10:03 PM PST by Fireone (Duncan Hunter for President '08! - gohunter08.com)
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To: Neville72

"Environmentalism and green ideology is something very different from climate science. Various findings and screams of scientists are abused by this ideology."

Good for him!


40 posted on 02/12/2007 1:10:45 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: Neville72

I wish this came out of W's mouth.


41 posted on 02/12/2007 1:16:32 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Neville72

If only we could have Vaclav Klaus as our President,....


42 posted on 02/12/2007 1:18:44 PM PST by steveegg (Now playing in Hell - the Hussein family reunion, produced by President Bush, directed by the Iraqis)
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To: Neville72
As a Czech, I am now beaming with pride!

I'll be in the Czech Republic in a few months and I'll try to give Vaclav a big thumbs up from all of you!

43 posted on 02/12/2007 1:19:52 PM PST by ZGuy
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To: Neville72

I like this guy!


44 posted on 02/12/2007 1:21:32 PM PST by Evie Munchkin (Democrats - party of death and taxes)
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To: Neville72
Wise words from someone who likely faced the communist nightmare that is the end result of socialism in all its incarnations.

"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"

"Other top-level politicians do not express their global warming doubts because a whip of political correctness strangles their voice."

"Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate...environmentalism and green ideology is something very different from climate science."

"environmentalism is a new incarnation of modern leftism"

"we know that 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. These tendencies become important in the long run. They unambiguously imply that today, on February 8th, 2007, Nature is protected incomparably more than on February 8th ten years ago or fifty years ago or one hundred years ago...That's why I ask: how can you pronounce the sentence you said? Perhaps if you're unconscious? "

This guy gets it.

45 posted on 02/12/2007 1:22:07 PM PST by M203M4
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To: Neville72
Al Gore is insane? Gee, whatever would make someone think that?


46 posted on 02/12/2007 1:23:45 PM PST by Screamname (Guinness world records reports that the record for youngest living person is constantly being broken)
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To: RhoTheta

Heh. Excellent.


47 posted on 02/12/2007 1:26:22 PM PST by Egon ("If all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them??" - Hugh Neutron)
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To: Neville72

I could not have said it better nyself. Bravo for a voice of reason amidst a cacophony of leftwing anomie and alienation. How small do you think the reporter felt by the time he/she finished the interview?

Watching this guy debate Al Gore would be worth the price of admission. And that will happen when hell freezes over.


48 posted on 02/12/2007 1:29:06 PM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Neville72

No Grammy for him!


49 posted on 02/12/2007 1:31:14 PM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: Neville72
"Questions Gore' Sanity"

I hope they didn't have to study this very long to reach that conclusion.

50 posted on 02/12/2007 1:35:18 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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