Bucking the Media Trend on Global Warming 'Crisis'

EU and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus

EU and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus

By Pete Chagnon 

Speakers at a conference on climate change are making the case that the alarmism behind the global-warming bandwagon is politically motivated, has nothing to do with science, and could affect the sovereignty of the U.S.

The second annual International Conference on Climate Change hosted by The Heartland Institute is well under way in New York City. More than 700 registrants have gathered in the Big Apple to hear more than 70 scientists — representing the views of tens of thousands of their colleagues — make the argument that media and environmental advocacy groups have it all wrong, that global warming is not a crisis.
 
One of the headlining speakers to open the event Sunday evening was European Union and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus, who was welcomed with a standing ovation. Klaus, one of the most outspoken critics of manmade global warming in Europe, says those who propagate global-warming hysteria are like the communists of old Europe. Like global-warming alarmists, he stated, the communists did not listen to opposing views.

“They didn’t even try to argue back,” said Klaus. “They considered you a naïve, uninformed and confused person, an eccentric complainer….It is very similar now.”
 
Klaus believes that politicians who propagate global warming hysteria only have one goal in mind: control of the public. “It is evident that the environmentalists don’t want to change the climate,” he said. “They want to change our behavior…to control and manipulate us.”
 
And he warns that those same politicians wish to engage in energy rationing — all because of a problem that he believes does not exist. Klaus concluded his speech with this remark.
 
“The environmentalists speak about saving the planet. We have to ask — From what? And from whom?” said the EU leader. “I think I know [those answers] for sure. We have to save the planet, and us, from them.”

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  • Neil F.

    I wonder if CNN is going to report on this story. Go get em’ Vaclav!

  • James Jorquez

    Refreshing to hear comparisons as Communists vs anyone … so true!
    This whole issue of “Climate Change” is obviously a political/economic scam on we “ignorant” world peasants. It is disgusting that “science” is being corrupted…. what other areas in science are being politicized as we speak … I fear many.

  • Ryan

    Vaclav Klaus wrote a great book on the subject of Climate Change and how it compares to the old USSR, “Blue Planet in Green Shackles”.

    Its a must read!

  • Neil F.

    Well I hate to admit when I’m wrong. But when I’m wrong, I’m wrong.
    http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/09/heartland-global-warming-conference-2009/
    I found this at CNN’s website. As far as them reporting it on the cable news, I don’t know. But I was suprised to find that I found it when I searched for it there.

  • Ron Cook

    One can tell if someone truely believes in global warming. Take Al Gore. Here is a man that claims that we are all in danger of a warming planet, yet he consumes more carbon energy than 100 cars in a year when he flies to speak in his own jet. His home burns more than most residences and he does nothing. His film is full of lies and misconceptions that cant be supported in open debate. How do we know this? Because he won’t debate his issues. It’s true what Klaus said about being one-sided. That shows that they know they cant support their position.

  • Barry Tymchuk

    One of the big differences between true leaders and mere politicians is having the courage to take a stand which is truly right rather than merely regurgitating the popular myths of the day to gain votes. It appears that Mr. Klaus also has insight and vision as well. How refreshing. He is absolutely right about the parallels between the methods used by the cold war communists and the climate change gurus of today. The apocalyptic overtones, the unwillingness to engage in any debate, the attempts to discredit anybody that does not blindly accept their point of view, attempts critical analysis or rigorous investigation. The inherent inertia of the status quo dictates that significant change is almost always a result of a concerted, determined effort. It is very interesting that when U.S. military power was viewed as the greatest threat to countries that valued the power of the state over the power the individual, these same methods were used in an attempt to undermine U.S. military (unilateral nuclear disarmament, pulling NATO forces out of Western Europe, capitulation in any regional conflicts, etc). Substantial documentation has surfaced in Russia since the end of the cold war that confirms pervasive involvement of KGB operatives in these “peace” groups. Ultimately it was the strength of the U.S. economy and the dismal failure of the centrally planned economy the USSR that resulted in it’s collapse. Is it a mere coincidence that since this happened, that the causes the left has championed and are presently championing have the net result of seriously undermining the U.S. economy? The signing of the U.S.-China trade deal by the style over substance man of the century Bill Clinton has in itself, substantially destroyed the manufacturing sector; the foundation of the U.S. economy. The substantial erosion of GDP, coupled with maintaining the same standard of living supported by credit, is THE biggest reason for the present economic crisis. We now appear to have an administration that is ready to introduce crippling measures to the U.S. economy in the name of climate change that could deliver the ‘coup de gras’. The present struggle between the east and west is a battle that has been going on for millennia; the power of the state versus the power of the individual. All great societies in history have declined from within as a result of abandoning the very principles that made them great. I wonder how many Americans have actually read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. I am not an American but these two documents are dear to my heart and guideposts in my life. All Americans should read these documents to remind them of what made their country great. I would be willing to bet that Vaclav Klaus has read them.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Can you spell “paranoia”?? Why didn’t you mention George Bush, who probably more than any other President, has sold are future to China. People like you scare me.

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