The star-power of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Al Gore at the U.N. climate conference got plenty of headlines last week, but America’s media ignored the more significant statements of Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada – a Kyoto signatory – and Czechoslovakia’s Vaclav Klaus – who is not.
Both are keys to any international agreement to regulate CO2 and both were skunks at the garden party because (imagine!) they preside over countries that want to grow (Canada) or are growing fast (the Czechs).
Here’s a choice quote from Klaus:
“It would most help the debate on climate change if the current monopoly and one-sidedness (of the IPCC) were eliminated . . . .(The UN should) organise parallel intergovernmental panels to discuss climate change and publish two competing reports.”