UN climate forum “a propagandistic exercise” says Czech President Vaclav Klaus [updated]
“to teach his students, other politicians, something about the society, economics, politics, and their interactions with science, taking the global warming hoax as the main example. But most of them are bad students so they were far too distracted by thoughts of climate porn so they didn't learn almost anything.”
As Klaus told his audience of politicians, as they are heading further and further towards “consensus” on global warming, scientists are heading in the other direction.
"It was sad and it was frustrating," said Klaus, one of the world's most vocal skeptics on the topic of global warming. "It's a propagandistic exercise where 13-year-old girls from some far-away country perform a pre-rehearsed poem," he said. "It's simply not dignified."
UPDATE: Before the beanfest Klaus gave an interview to the Washington Times, in which he
“repeated his view that global warming was ‘humbug’ and ‘nonsense.’
“He spoke a day before attending a summit in New York about climate change, which most other nations and politicians view as a significant threat to the environment and human and animal life.
“’This is a undefendable position,’ Mr. Klaus said. "I am convinced of the nonsense of global warming’.”
Earlier in the week he spoke at the National Press Club, where he told America’s political journalists”
"The current [economic] crisis has not been caused by capitalism and definitely not by too much capitalism. It was caused by the lack of capitalism, by suppressing its normal functioning, by introduction of policies that are not compatible with capitalism, of policies that undermine it. In a standard economic terminology, we witness a government failure, not a market failure as some politicians and their fellow-travellers in the media and academia keep telling us."
And he delivered these two gems:
"Markets cannot be constructed they must evolve."
"Communism wasn't defeated...it melted down."
He speaks at the Cato Institute this morning. Oh to be a fly on that wall.