Prague - Soon, readers in Arab countries as well as Japan will have an opportunity to learn about Czech President Václav Klaus' critical opinions on the global warming "lobby".
On Sunday, Klaus was signing the Arabic editions of his book named „Blue, not green planet" in Egypt, at the end of February his book is to be published in Japanese as well.
This means that by March 2010, there will be 15 different language editions of the book, includings English, Spanish, German and Russian.
The Russian edition of his book was financed by Lukoil, a Russian oil giant.
Václav Klaus, who became the Czech president in 2003 and in 2008 was voted for another 5-year term, is an outspoken critic of things he sees as illiberal and freedom-reducing. Most often, he bashes at political correctness, civil society and economic statism, all that in favor of liberalism and free market.
In the last years, he has become well-known for his two campaigns: the first against the Lisbon Treaty which he signed only after long obstructions, the second against the global warming whistleblowers.
In the foreword to the Arabic edition of the book, Klaus expressed his satisfaction that hundreds of millions will be able to read his book. Klaus presented his book in Cairo, Egypt where he also met with important Egyptian entrepreneurs.
The president's press office said to Aktuálně.cz. that the book was published by an Egyptian publishing house without any sponsorship.
In short, the book argues that the global warming debate is not really about environment, but about human freedom. According to Klaus, the global warming is only mild and is part of the normal climate cycle of the Earth, and the whistleblowers are using the global warming "boogeyman" only to pursue their own agenda.
For example, the real goal of the Copenhagen Summit from December 2009 was, according to Klaus, to hamper the economic growth in the developing world.