Write a blog for too long and you will find yourself typing words that you never thought possible. For example, what an intelligent man that Nicolas Sarkozy is, well, in some things at least. Brenden O'Neill over at The Coffee House provides one example of Sarkozy's intelligence - and courage! - by reporting the Hungarian dwarf's remarks on anthropological global warming, the new religion de notre temps.
In the speech he said, ‘People [talk] a lot about climate change… but the climate has been changing for the past 4.5 billion years. Man is not the sole cause of this change.’ He then said something that struck me as reasonable but which is apparently mental and unutterable: ‘Sahara has become a desert — [that] isn’t because of industry.’
Cue the sight of red-hot pokers being warmed up and ancient torture chambers being re-opened in the Bastille because to the eyeball-swivelling, mouth-dribbling fanatiques of the global warming religion this was outrageous heresy.
The former leader of the French Green Party, Emmanuelle Cosse, said his remarks were ‘hallucinatory’ — anyone who questions the climate-change creed must be on drugs, right? They went ‘beyond the limits of decency’, she said.
Calm down, dear, yes, the ghastly little man has said and done some awful things in his time but this isn't one of them. In fact, just the opposite, it's the truth!