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Liberal Democrats Dresden: Alternative Climate Conference

Alternative climate conference: “Can We Be Saved? Between Climate Catastrophe and Eco-Hysteria”

An Alternative Climate Change Conference by the Saxon State Parliamentary Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) and the EU Parliamentary Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)

 FDP-Fraktion im Sächsischen Landtag Logo

Saturday, 30 June 2012 – International Congress Center Dresden, Germany

Whether it’s the banning of incandescent lamps or the introduction of E10 biofuels, the proposed energy-efficient renovation required for residential buildings built by the end of December 2010, or the attempt by some overzealous local authorities to enforce the construction of rooftop solar installations, from the European Union through to the management in small German towns, eco-bureaucrats are swamping us with new, exaggerated claims and environmental standards.

It does not matter that energy saving light bulbs must be disposed of later as expensive toxic waste product or that the production of a single electric car requires extra energy that would be enough to run an average compact car for its entire lifetime. Eco hysteria and green activism increasingly controls our lives. Yet the retro-fitting requirements for residential buildings could cost up to €100,000 per home. For quite a few German homeowners would mean economic ruin. In the name of climate protection, it would appear, every means is justified, no matter what the cost. The end justifies the means: Economic logic? Ecological common sense? – Forget it!

In the meantime, the question of whether there still is global warming, and if so, whether it is actually caused by humans, is no longer regarded as relevant. Quite a few eminent scientists now question that the global temperature has risen in recent years, not to mention the issue of anthropological causes.

Together with the liberal MEP Holger Krahmer (Saxon FDP), the Liberal Democratic Party in the Saxon State Parliament has therefore decided to respond to this media-fuelled hysteria with an alternative climate conference.

We want to provide a forum for scientists, economists and journalists who have been sceptical about the green activism and who warn of the incalculable consequences and costs of these policies.


  • Prof. Dr. Knut Löschke (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Prof. Dr. Joseph Reichholf (Technischen Universität München)
  • Prof. Dr. Bodo Sturm (Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur in Leipzig)
  • Dr. Benny Peiser (Global Warming Policy Foundation, London)
  • Michael Miersch (Environmental writer and journalist, München)

More information here