Guus Berkhout is emeritus-professor of Geophysics, member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), senior member of the Dutch Academy of Engineering (AcTI) and president of CLINTEL
Governments held hostage by the Greens
At the beginning of July, some four(!) days before the floods, hydrologists were alerting authorities to imminent heavy rains. Politicians and media, however, ignored these warnings. Instead, they treated us to drivel from EU vice-president Timmermans about CO2. Citizens were left in the dark; they carried on with their daily business, being unaware of the huge water masses that were coming their way. As a result, too many people paid with their lives in Germany and Belgium. Some deal, this ‘Green Deal’! Is this a prelude to what the world can expect, when climate alarmists are successful in taking over?
Finally, a special message for Timmermans and his malicious climate allies. Take off your CO2-blinders for once, use the billions you plan to waste on CO2-projects to accelerate the European flood protection program. And ‘Green Dealers,’ stop trying to use alleged climate change to cover up for your dismal failures.