Climate Change Must Read
Vaclav Klaus, Czech President, has a very insightful speech on climate change. You can read a great excerpt here, or read the whole thing here. Some of the goodness
It becomes evident that while discussing climate we are not witnessing a clash of views about the environment but a clash of views about human freedom....The environmentalist paradigm of thinking is absolutely static. They neglect the fact that both nature and human society are in a process of permanent change, that there is and has been no ideal state of the world as regards natural conditions, climate, distribution of species on earth, etc. They neglect the fact that the climate has been changing fundamentally throughout the existence of our planet and that there are proofs of substantial climate fluctuations even in known and documented history. Their reasoning is based on historically short and incomplete observations and data series which cannot justify the catastrophic conclusions they draw. They neglect the complexity of factors that determine the evolution of the climate and blame contemporary mankind and the whole industrial civilization for being the decisive factors responsible for climate change and other environmental risks.
Read the whole thing!
Seriously. Now. Read it.
It seems I am not the only one to notice that the new environmentalist movement is a veiled push towards totalitarian control.
(Hat Tip: Tim Blair)