"Czech President Vaclav Klaus says the climate change movement is a threat to democracy" Herald Sun, Australia
Viewpoint One - from "green town, USA"
Letters - The Bellingham Herald, July 28, 2011
Calls Rio conference an Opportunity
A recent letter to the editor begins with, "While you were sleeping ... our elected officials sold us out to United Nations 21." Agenda 21 is the program of action resulting from the Rio Conference on the Environment held in June 1992. The Rio conference was the result of recommendations of the 1972 Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm. The letter writer apparently has been asleep for 39 years.
Rather than berate Agenda 21, energy would be better spent on the upcoming 20th year followup, called Rio+20, in 2012. Individuals (the "civil society") including the letter author and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to attend and voice their views to the official delegates. " ... Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/07/27/2119323/calls-rio-conference-an-opportunity.html#ixzz1TXlFNQrr
Viewpoint Two - from a man who escaped bolshevism:
Herald Sun (Australia) July 28, 2011
Green agenda has parallels with excesses of communism
IN a serendipitous coincidence of timing, in the space of two hours this week, Australians were afforded a sharp, momentary insight into the two opposing ideological mindsets that are competing for the soul of our nation.
In a Sydney hotel on Monday night, Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist who fought against communism, was warning of the new threats to our freedom he recognises in the doctrine of global warming.
Almost simultaneously, in a Hobart casino, Greens senator Christine Milne was unilaterally announcing, on ABC-TV's Q&A show, that the Government would be conducting an inquiry into the section of the Australian media that she finds "extreme(ly) bias(ed) against action on climate change".
Milne's very illiberal pronouncement was greeted with applause by an audience that seemed full of tree huggers, bearded public servants and other recipients of government largesse, about the only growth industry left in Tasmania.
Klaus, on the other hand, was speaking to an audience of economic liberals and climate change realists invited by the Institute of Public Affairs, the Melbourne-based free-market think tank.
"Twenty years ago we still felt threatened by the remnants of communism. This is really over," Klaus said.
"I feel threatened now, not by global warming -- I don't see any -- (but) by the global warming doctrine, which I consider a new dangerous attempt to control and mastermind my life and our lives, in the name of controlling the climate or temperature."
Klaus, 70, who has twice been elected as Czech President and is its former prime minister, is one of the most important figures in post-communist Europe. His experiences under totalitarian rule have made him exquisitely alert to the erosion of democratic freedoms.” (more)
See the complete video of President Klaus – at YouTube
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