John Holdren, President Barack Obama's top science adviser, said there's a need to "educate" Republican climate change skeptics in order to advance a green energy agenda. But it is 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.
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 -20 C 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."
Holdren has quite simply made a mockery of his Ph.D. It would be hard to find anyone less fit to "educate" people about climate science in Washington. It is sad to see an ideologically driven activist like Holdren posited as some sort of prestigious "science adviser" to the president of the United States.
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 1,000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims — Challenge U.N., 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'.
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 the 1970s on the issue of overpopulation fears.
See: 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 don't believe in overpopulation . . . 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 say '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 Holdren! See: Relax: Laugh at silly predictions of overpopulation: Climate Depot's Factsheet on Overpopulation — 'Is too few people the new 'population problem?'
Holdren is second to none in unscientific rubbish, as he has been wrong on just about every eco-scare prediction of the past 40 years. See: Oops. Obama Science 'Czar' John Holdren's 1971 warning: A 'New Ice Age' Likely.
Holdren has said it is possible that carbon-dioxide, climate-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020.
Holdren's understanding of climate science is proving to be similar to his knowledge of agriculture. The website Haunting The Library uncovered a key morsel about Holdren from 1970. Holdren told a reporter that the new crops being developed by [the late Nobel Prize winner] Dr. Norman Borlaug were a disaster, and not suitable for Africa and Asia.
Holdren said: "We cannot use the same technological bludgeon on the underdeveloped countries that we have used on our own, seriously deteriorating our environment," said John P. Holdren of Stanford University. [End 1970 article excerpt]
Renowned agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, known as the father of the "Green Revolution" for saving over a billion people from starvation by utilizing pioneering high yield farming techniques, is one of only five people in history who has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Borlaug, who died in 2009, was also a man-made global warming skeptic.
Holdren has been repeatedly and spectacularly wrong in areas where he was alleged to be an "expert." Holdren thought he knew better than Borlaug in 1970. Amazingly, Holdren thinks he understands climate science in 2011. It is puzzling that Holdren has not chosen to go in hiding out of sheer embarrassment for his massive scientific failings.
Holdren also feared abundant energy, claiming previously that "The U.S. is threatened far more by the hazards of too much energy, too soon, than by the hazards of too little energy, too late."
Holdren was not wrong about everything. One of his predictions actually was accurate. Holdren and overpopulation doomsday cult leader Paul Ehrlich in 1971: "We have been warned by our more cautious colleagues that those who discuss threats of sociological and ecological disaster run the risk of being 'discredited' if those threats fail to materialize on schedule."
Holdren's association with Ehlrich proved to be the most humorous and entertaining spectacle. Holdren and Ehlrich at times have morphed into utilizing nothing short of doomsday cult rhetoric. Very scary stuff — if you take either man serious.
But the good news is that if you view both men as nothing more than a circus sideshow, you can sit back and have a good laugh.
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