- As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.
- The issue of global warming is more about social than natural sciences and more about man and his freedom than about tenths of a degree Celsius changes in average global temperature.
The first sign of a zealot is the refusal to see anything but the "correct" view in any dialogue. Contemporary environmentalism as Klaus correctly identifies is fuelled by a dominant, mis-guided zeal.