Update: In D.C., Václav Klaus explained that he is no skeptic - instead, he is resolutely against it and the word "skeptic" is an understatement - and invited Al Gore to debate climate change (video of the full NPC event). Thanks to Benjamin, DrudgeReportFinally, here are some facts about the new book written by the Czech President. English is finally joining Dutch, German, and Czech. When you're reading this sentence, Polish, Russian, and Spanish translations exist, too. Unfortunately, the clever picture of the blue planet in green chains doesn't appear on the cover.
CEI, the publisher, is now selling the book for USD 13 via Amazon.com, click on the left side! Only 17,000 copies are printed to start with. Because of an efficient use of paper, it only has 100 pages.
The witty book is looking at all kinds of environmentalist questions from a well-known economist's viewpoint: why resources can't really be exhausted (the Stone Age didn't end when people ran out of stones - Lomborg), why people's desire for a better life drives and will drive the technological progress, why politicians have no credentials (and abilities) to deterimne how life should look like in the far future, what costs-benefit analysis tells us about global warming, why a decent warming would be beneficial for mankind, why we need to discount the future, what crazy things the greens have said throughout the decades and what is their common mistake, what are the analogies between environmentalism and communism, and so on.
Many interesting quotes by both sides are included. The author gives a lot of evidence for his assertion that it is freedom, not the climate, that is endangered. Fred Smith, the president of CEI that published the book, wrote the foreword.
On Tuesday, May 27th, Mr Klaus presented the book at 12:30 pm at thevideo. He met Ben Bernanke, the Fed boss, and Edwin Feulner who is the president of the Heritage Foundation.
On Wednesday, he will receive the Julian Simon Award from the
On Thursday, Mr Klaus will meet the American journalists and Brookings Institution's Strobe Talbott.