Czech President Vaclav Klaus Slams Global Warming

Matt Drudge points out a very articulate (and high profile) new swipe at global warming from Czech President Vaclav Klaus, from an interview in a Czech publication:

Q: IPCC has released its report and you say that the global warming is a myth. How did you get this idea, Mr President?
A: It’s not my idea. Global warming is a myth and every serious person and scientist says so. 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. Also, it’s an undignified slapstick that people don’t wait for the full report in May 2007 but instead respond, in such a serious way, to the summary for policymakers where all the “but’s” are scratched, removed, and replaced by oversimplified theses.
This is clearly such an incredible failure of so many people, from journalists to politicians. If the European Commission is instantly going to buy such a trick, we have another very good reason to think that the countries themselves, not the Commission, should be deciding about similar issues.

President Klaus goes on at some length, and it’s quite good, so keep reading
PS: For anyone new to the subject of why global warming is a farce, you can hardly do better than Michael Crichton’s excellent novel State of Fear. You might even call it “the Atlas Shrugged of global warming dissent” — and it comes complete with footnotes and an annotated bibliography for further reading.