Archive for June, 2007

Holding on to sanity

Posted on timeJune 14th, 2007 by userPali Gap    flagNo Comments


Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, has published a nice manifesto:

  • Small climate changes do not demand far-reaching restrictive measures
  • Any suppression of freedom and democracy should be avoided
  • Instead of organising people from above, let us allow everyone to live as he wants
  • Let us resist the politicisation of science and oppose the term “scientific consensus“, which is always achieved only by a loud minority, never by a silent majority
  • Instead of speaking about “the environment“, let us be attentive to it in our personal behaviour
  • Let us be humble but confident in the spontaneous evolution of human society. Let us trust its rationality and not try to slow it down or divert it in any direction
  • Let us not scare ourselves with catastrophic forecasts, or use them to defend and promote irrational interventions in human lives.

From an article published June 13 2007 Freedom, not climate, is at risk

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And lo! a new religion was born…

Posted on timeJune 12th, 2007 by userPali Gap    flagNo Comments


The religion of global warming

This cartoon is published by kind permission of Cox & Forkum

The third volume of Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons “Black & White World III” covering November 2004 to October 2006, is available from Amazon

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Who said that?

Posted on timeJune 1st, 2007 by userPali Gap    flagNo Comments


I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.

To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth’s climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn’t change.

I guess I would ask which human beings – where and when – are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that’s a rather arrogant position for people to take.Michael Griffin

These comments are from a taped interview that was broadcast in the U.S. on Thursday May 31st 2007 on National Public Radio as reported here. A transcript is available here for $3.95.

Michael Griffin is the head of NASA

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