I was not going to use non-scientist in my "Around The Globe" profiles, certainly not politicians, even if he is the Czech President and former Prime Minister. He is also an economist which technically qualifies him as a scientist. Many of the members of the IPCC are economist including Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Chairman of the scientific organization, who along with ALGORE (a politician) accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on global warming. So I guess Mr. Klaus is twice as qualified , since he is both an economist and a politician and unlike ALGORE an actual President no less :)
Vaclav Klaus, Czech Republic President
"Global warming is a myth and I think that every serious person and scientist says so. It is unfair to refer to the United Nations panel. IPCC is not a scientific body: it's a political institution, a kind of non-government organization with green flavor. It's not a forum of neutral scientists or a balanced group of scientists. Its members are politicized scientists who arrive there with one-sided sentiments and one-sided tasks. Also, it's an undignified practical joke that people don't wait for the complete report that will appear in May 2007 but instead react, in such a serious manner, to the summary for policy makers where all the "ifs" and "whens" and "buts" are scratched, erased, and replaced by oversimplified theses."
"I see another big problem in environmentalism and in its currently most aggressive form – global warming alarmism. This ideology has gradually turned into the most efficient vehicle for advocating extensive government intervention into all fields of life and for suppressing human freedom and economic prosperity."