Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic: Global Warming a Politician's 'Myth'Submitted by AttilasDaughter on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 17:26
Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, slams Al Gore and defends his previous statement that "global warming is a myth." As an "excellent political idea," Klaus believes global warming is a convenient way for politicians to appear compassionate.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1941 during WW II, Vaclav Klaus grew up during the Cold War. After earning a doctorate in economics, he pursued a career in academia and at the Czechoslovak State Bank. Immediately after the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Klaus entered politics. A founder of the Civic Democratic Party, he served from 1992 to 1997 as prime minister of the Czech Republic. In 2003 he was elected president, a position to which he was reelected in 2008.
the full interview here: