Globaloney Warming? - Czech Mate

Monday, February 12, 2007
Another head of state with something between his ears besides bone.

Czech president Vaclav Klaus on the UN report (link may not hold - Drudge)

Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate. Sadly, it has nothing to do with social sciences either. Still, it is becoming fashionable and this fact scares me. The second part of the sentence should be: we also have lots of reports, studies, and books of climatologists whose conclusions are diametrally opposite.• Indeed, I never measure the thickness of ice in Antarctica. I really don't know how to do it and don't plan to learn it. However, as a scientifically oriented person, I know how to read science reports about these questions, for example about ice in Antarctica. I don't have to be a climate scientist myself to read them. And inside the papers I have read, the conclusions we may see in the media simply don't appear. But let me promise you something: this topic troubles me which is why I started to write an article about it last Christmas. The article expanded and became a book. In a couple of months, it will be published. One chapter out of seven will organize my opinions about the climate change.• Environmentalism and green ideology is something very different from climate science. Various findings and screams of scientists are abused by this ideology.•

Luboš Motl did the translation and has a very interesting piece on Vaclav Klaus as well as much more of the interview than is available via Drudge. The song accompanying his take is hilarious.


David Thomson said...

There is a possibility that this global warming idiocy may inadvertently do a lot of good. I am all for energy conservation mesures which are sensible. Also, the radical leftists might also have unwittingly opened the door to more nuclear power plants being built in the United States.

Knucklehead said...

There's apparently something funky with Motl's blogstpot homepage. Or at least I can't get there from here (or anywhere else).

Skookumchuk said...

I just got in, Knuck.

Knucklehead said...

Well, as we say aboard the starships, "Fascinating." Nuttin' but empty pages via Firefox and Safari. IE works for that page but VERY strangely.

The site is behaving so oddly that I won't keep IE running but I gotta like a guy who says:

It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it's a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It's neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment.

chuck said...


I don't have any problems with Firefox. Lubo's site does use up a lot of cpu cycles, though, and eventually my cpu fan starts to sound like an air raid siren. I don't know what he has on his page that does that, but it happens on both linux and windows. Pamela's site Atlas Shrugs does the same thing. Kinda makes me loath to visit the sites. One of those cases where ignorance is bliss, I should probably stop watching the cpu monitor.

Rick Ballard said...

I just went back in with IE with no problem. He had the music loading automatically when I first went there but it's off now.

The problem in getting in may be due to the drudge link.

JB said...

"Also, the radical leftists might also have unwittingly opened the door to more nuclear power plants being built in the United States."

It seems to me that GWB's SOTU nods in this direction harken to the good ole days of Rove/W. political jujitsu.

Global warming, yeah, whatever. Let's use this to sell energy independence.

Buddy Larsen said...

Anybody that calls Al Gore insane, should be listened to.