Political Climate
Oct 15, 2011
Czar John Holdren wants to ‘educate’ GOP on global warming—But Holdren who ‘desperately needs it’

Marc Moranoo, Climate Depor

Excerpt From The Hill - January 30, 2011

White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate By Ben Geman

President Obama’s top science adviser said there’s a need to “educate” GOP climate change skeptics on Capitol Hill as the White House seeks to advance its green energy agenda. “It is an education problem. I think we have to educate them,” said John Holdren, who heads the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. [...] Holdren, asked about advancing Obama’s agenda in the face of [Congressional] skepticism, said the scientific evidence of dangerous human-induced climate change is powerful. “The science of climate change is really very clear in its essentials,” Holdren said on Platts Energy Week. [Video of Holdren here. End article excerpt]

Climate Depot Response: It is John Holdren who desperately needs remedial climate science education! Holdren has laid bare his scientific ignorance and alarmist ideology for all the world to see on multiple occasions over the past 40 years.

See: Scientific Rube?: John Holdren ridiculed for claiming Arctic could be ICE FREE IN WINTER! Holdren ‘appears to have less scientific competence than most 1st graders’

John Holdren in 2009: “...if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it’s going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.”

Yes, you heard that correctly, Holdren, with his wealth of “scientific” acumen, actually believes the Arctic is in danger of losing WINTER sea ice. The website Real Science noted about Holdren’s claims: “Temperatures are well below freezing across the Arctic now, and about -20C near Greenland. They will continue to get colder for the next few months. New ice is forming at the rate of one Manhattan every minute and a half, in areas that were previously ice free.”

Update On John Holdren’s Arctic ‘Ice Free Winter’ ‘Looks like it probably won’t happen this winter, with temps averaging -30C and 181,086 Manhattans of ice in the Arctic’

Paging John Holdren! ‘A new Manhattan of ice forms in Arctic about every minute, in Holdren’s ice free winter’

Holdren has quite simply made a mockery of his PhD. It would be hard to find anyone less fit to “educate” people about climate science in Washington than John Holdren. It is sad to see an ideologically driven activist like Holdren posited as some sort of prestigious “science advisor” to the President of the United States.

Holdren, a Bitter Clinger

As the man-made global warming movement collapses scientifically, economically, and politically, Holdren is nothing more than a bitter clinger, hanging on to the last vestiges of yet another failed eco-scare. Holdren should try to first convince scientists that his fringe climate views are viable. See: SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims - Challenge UN IPCC & Gore

Holdren has now been reduced to seeing every weather event as more “proof” of his unfalsifiable theories. See: Climate Astrologist ‘Science Czar John Holdren: The term ‘global warming’ is ‘a dangerous misnomer’ that should be replaced with ‘global climate disruption’

John Lennon Makes Scientific Chump Out of Holdren

But it gets worse for Holdren and his alleged ability to “educate” anyone on science matters. Pity poor John Holdren. He was bested scientifically by none other than the late John Lennon in 1970s on the issue of overpopulation fears.

John Lennon from the grave makes scientific chumps out of John Holdren & Paul Ehrlich! Flashback Lennon in 1970’s: ‘I don’t believe in overpopulation. It is a myth’—Lennon: ‘I think it is a bit of a joke the way people have made this overpopulation thing into a kind of a myth...I think whatever happens will balance itself out. It’s alright for us all living to saying ‘well there is enough of us so we won’t have any more. Don’t’ let anyone else live.’ I don’t believe in that. I think we have enough food and money to feed everyone.’

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were wiser and had more scientific ability than either of Holdren or Ehrlich!



Oct 14, 2011
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Oct 11, 2011
Hansen: A failure to communicate. ICECAP: No! A failed science

It was simply a PR failure?! NASA Warmist James Hansen: Climate skeptics are winning the battle—due to skeptics ‘employing communications professionals’

‘Part of the problem, Hansen said, was that the climate sceptic lobby employed communications professionals, whereas ‘scientists are just barely competent at communicating with the public and don’t have the wherewithal to do it.’

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Unbelievable. Lets look at the facts:

(1) Warmists have dominated in all the popular journals by orehestrating control over the societies and editorial boards of the journals. They have the mainstream media in their camp. This is true of the magazines like Time, Newsweek, Scientific American, newspapers like the New York Times, WAPO, HUFFPO, LA Times, and on and on in this country and most of the intelligensia rags in foreign countries.  Smaller papers like the Washington Times, New York Post, the Examiners, more obscure journals, talk radio and the internet are the only places where the truth can be found.

(2) Also Hansen and the modelers have failed in every prediction - temperatures stopped rising, sea level did not accelerate but slowed and now is failing. Winters are colder and snowier not warm and snowless. I could go on. Art Horn in his Energy Tribune story in Icing the Hype below tells it well.

(3) They have no sense of history. See this excellent post by Steve Goddard where Steve takes on Hansen’s claims that the Texas Drought of 2011, the Russian heat of 2010 and the Europe heat wave of 2003 are proof he was right even though his movement failed in every other respect.

I did not mention the politicians and environmental and corporate support for the green agenda and the trillions of dollars spent pushing the warmsist position. Despite claims of big oil funding, most of the truth squad works pro-bono. 

No James, you haven’t failed because of poor communication. You have failed becaused your richly financed, pseudo-science is being seen for what it is - a failure. 



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