Ready to debate global warming or climate change?
The Czech President Vaclav Klaus was at the National Press Club to discuss his book, ‘Blue Planet in Green Shackles – What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?‘ . From the questions he received at this event, he is ready to debate the issue of global warming.
First, his credentials. He is economist and he has special experience that none of us have in the US:
Klaus, an economist, said he opposed the “climate alarmism” perpetuated by environmentalism trying to impose their ideals, comparing it to the decades of communist rule he experienced growing up in Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia.
“Like their (communist) predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality,” he said.
This also confirmed in Rush’s transcript, I found this President Klaus statement interesting:
KLAUS: I spent most of my life under the communist regime which ignored and brutally violated human freedom, and I remember quite well, wanted to command, not only the people, but also the nature, to command wind and rain is one of the famous slogans I remember since my childhood. In the past, it was in the name of the Marxist or the proletariat, this time in the name of the planet. Structurally, it is very similar. The current danger as I see it is environmentalism and especially its strongest version, climate alarmism.
Wow. Today’s environmentalism is comparable to yesteryear’s communism. And the climate change is just plain old alarmism.
Second, it has an interesting on the big question on everyone’s mind:
RUSH: A question: “Do you see any dangers to the environment out there, Mr. President?”
KLAUS: I don’t believe that man is destroying the planet and environmentalism is based not on small issues of saving electricity here in the National Press Club or of greening one pond or lake or water. That’s not environmentalism. Environmentalism is an ideology which wants to control the world.
Plain and simple: they want to control us and tell us how to live our lives. Another reason to continue this debate on this issue. From what I learned, it was a complete shock to every journalist there.
I just wish we had more people in the US like President Klaus. Let the debate begin.