Czech president slams enviromentalist 'alarmism'

From today's Washington Times interview between Brett Decker and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus.

Decker: Rare among world leaders, you have challenged the radical green agenda on global warming. What about the climate-change ideology is so dangerous?

Klaus: You rightly call it “ideology” because the global-warming alarmism is not about science. This is a collectivistic ideology with a very particular political agenda which restricts our freedom and prosperity. The attempts to command the climate and decide about the temperature on our planet are wrong and arrogant. I wrote a book about it which was published in English under the title “Blue Planet in Green Shackles.”

Americans say too many regulations on employers

• 47 percent of Americans say there is “too much” government regulation of business and industry.
• 77 percent of Republicans, 25 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of independents agree.
• 26 percent say there is “too little” regulation of business and industry.
• 9 percent of Republicans, 42 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of independents agree.
• 24 percent say there is “the right amount” of regulation.
• 12 percent of Republicans, 32 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of independents agree.

Source: A Gallup poll of 1,017 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 6-9 and released Monday.