Klaus invited to speak on global warming in Australia

Czech President Václav Klaus has accepted an invitation to share his views on global warming through a series of lectures in Australian cities. The invitation was made by the Australian Institute for Public Affairs, a libertarian think tank based in Melbourne. The conservative broadsheet The Australian writes that Australian politicians, including Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the premiers of various states have refused to meet with Mr Klaus because of his views on environmentalism, which he believes is a leftist ideology that is dangerous to freedom, democracy and the market economy. His visit is set to take place at the end of July.