In the wake of the attention recently given to a policy paper that urged the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to elevate environmentalism to a new religion, Czech President Vaclav Klaus is charging climate-change fanatics with having pursued precisely that course of action.
Before the drama in Copenhagen drew to a close, the Climategate saga continued to heat up with news from a Russian institute showing further proof that climate-change scientists are manipulating data to exaggerate their global-warming claims.
Al Gore is once again making headlines with his lies and exaggerated claims of global eco-catastrophy. In his Monday address at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, the former U.S. vice president ominously warned that new data shows the North Pole could be ice free in the summer by 2014.
Delegates from developing nations to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen are insulted at an EU pledge of 7.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in foreign aid over the next three years to help combat effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Relatively poor countries claim their economies and public health are damaged by rising sea levels, deforestation, and other alleged climate-change problems, and they believe industrialized nations bear the blame for their woes. They call for more long-term guarantees from developed countries.