Spain’s ex-PM quizzes funds for global warming
Former Prime Minister José María Aznar is questioning why so much money is being dedicated to combat global warming during the current world financial crisis.23 October 2008
MADRID - Former Prime Minister José María Aznar questioned Wednesday whether governments should be spending money on preventing global warming during the current world financial crisis.
Speaking during the presentation of a new book written by Czech president Václav Klaus entitled Blue Planet - Not Green, Aznar compared global warming to "a new religion that threatens to hang non-believers in a public square." Klaus is an ardent critic of the global warming campaign.
Aznar, who is president of the Foundation of Analysis and Social Studies (FAES), which published Klaus' book, said "supporters of the global warming apocalypse" hope to channel millions of euros to "solve a problem that perhaps our great-grand children will never have to deal with."
His remarks evoked a sharp reaction from Environment Minister Cristina Narbona who said it isn't a problem that "our great-grandchildren will suffer" but a problem that millions are already suffering.
[El Pais / Expatica]