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    Czech President Klaus ready to debate Gore on climate change

    Washington - Czech President Vaclav Klaus said Tuesday he is ready to debate Al Gore about global warming, as he presented the English version of his latest book that argues environmentalism poses a threat to basic human freedoms. "I many times tried to talk to have a public exchange of views with him, and he's not too much willing to make such a conversation," Klaus said. "So I'm ready to do it."

    Klaus was speaking a the National Press Building in Washington to present his new book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles - What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?, before meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday.

    "My answer is it is our freedom and, I might add, and our prosperity," he said.

    Gore a former US vice president who has become a leading international voice in the cause against global warming, was co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Gore's effort was highlighted by his Oscar winning documentary film An Inconvienent Truth.

    Klaus, an economist, said he opposed the "climate alarmism" perpetuated by environmentalism trying to impose their ideals, comparing it to the decades of communist rule he experienced growing up in Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia.

    "Like their (communist) predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality," he said.

    "In the past, it was in the name of the Marxists or of the proletariat - this time, in the name of the planet," he added.

    Klaus said a free market should be used to address environmental concerns and said he oppposed as unrealistic regulations or greenhouse gas capping systems designed to reduce the impact of climate change.

    "It could be even true that we are now at a stage where mere facts, reason and truths are powerless in the face of the global warming propaganda," he said.

    Klaus alleged that the global warming was being championed by scientists and other environmentalists whose careers and funding requires selling the public on global warming.

    "It is in the hands of climatologists and other related scientists who are highly motivated to look in one direction only," Klaus said.

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    And yet, if the planet's climate becomes too unstable there will be no humans around to be free. Hmm, genius logic...

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    Yes, because a free market has done so well in addressing climate change.

    For the last time, and would the idiots and neocons (interchangeable) please pay attention:

    UNLESS THERE IS A FINANCIAL BENEFIT FOR CORPORATIONS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, IT WILL NEVER, EVER HAPPEN. THAT IS FACT. DEAL WITH IT.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Hah! Klaus's only concern is money.

    Besides, that's one absolutist against another. That debate would consist of 'you're wrong, no, you!!', and would resolve nothing. A pointless point-scoring exercise that wouldn't reconcile anything regarding the debate.
    You just smile and roll your eyes to the back of your head.

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