Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is Al Gore Up to the Challenge?

The president of the Czech Republic has challenged Al Gore to a debate over global warming.  Vaclav Klaus has written a book, now available in English, titled Blue Planet in Green Shackles - What is Endangered: Climate or Freedom.  The answer . . . our freedom.

According to an article posted at earthtimes.org, Klaus is "opposed [to] the 'climate alarmism' perpetuated by environmentalism trying to impose their ideals."  He compares the extremists of today to communist rule in Czechoslovakia.  "Like their (communist) predecessors," Klaus said, "they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality."

But it may be too late for rational debate.  Klaus worried that "it could be even true that we are now at a stage where mere facts, reason and truths are powerless in the face of global warming propaganda."

Let's hope not.

4 comments:

thetimman said...

Um, if Al Gore couldn't beat George W. Bush in a debate, I don't think he has a chance with this guy.

thetimman said...

Um, if Al Gore couldn't beat George W. Bush in a debate, I don't think he has a chance with this guy.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Well said. Twice.

Dameon said...

Was that a Republican slam on the President I heard?