Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Czech President says ‘no’ to global warming sacrifices

Vaclav Klaus Speaking in New York at the Heartland Institute’s Second International Conference on Climate Change, at Czech President Vaclav Klaus, who currently holds the EuroPresidency, says,

    “The questions which need to be answered [about the science and the politics of global warming] are serious and non-trivial. Should we make radical decisions now? Should we tax today's generations to benefit future generations? Should we be generously altruistic? Should we give preference to future generations and not to the people living in undeveloped countries today? My answer is no." 

Read his whole speech here [pdf], and Professor Bob Carter’s account of the conference so far here.


  1. GW believers want GW to happen because it will serve their purposes.

    The environmentalists, that would like to set the world back a few centuries, hope GW will make that happen.

    The religious types who hope to find the foretold doom in GW as it forms a justification of their religion.

    I just realised I am no better than them. I look at the economic collapse and then dislike today's rally in the share markets while arguing that true freedom is the only way out.

    I guess it all depends on my desired outcome in a weird and twisted way.

  2. "EuroPres addressing the Second Int'l Conference on CC"?

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll make sure to watch the TV news tonight -- John Campbell's sure to lead with it.

    And TV1 and tomorrow's papers, etc ... :/

  3. It is very encouraging to know that there is someone with a bit of sense in the EU. How much influence he can have is another matter.


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