February 15th, 2011 13:42 EST
John Holdren Seeks to Push 'Green Energy' Agenda on Global-Warming Skeptics
White House science czar John Holdren is now on record saying there is a need to "educate" GOP climate skeptics on Capitol Hill to get in line with the White House`s continuing green agenda.
"It`s an education problem," John Holdren, head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said in a broadcast interview reported by the Hill. "I think we need to educate them."
Obviously, Holdren is parroting the White House line.
In the State of the Union speech in January, Obama called for the U.S. to derive 80 percent of U.S. electricity needs from "clean" sources by 2035, justifying a call for increased research and development funding of green energy, including solar and wind, as well as the repeal of billions of dollars in oil industry tax breaks.
Mark Morano, founder of ClimateDepot.com, disagrees.
"It is John Holdren who desperately needs remedial climate science education!" Morano counter-attacked. "Holdren has laid bare his scientific ignorance and alarmist ideology for all the world to see on multiple occasions over the past 40 years."
Holdren calls for world government `planetary regime` to prevent eco-disasters
In a 1970s college textbook, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," that Holdren co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich`s wife, Anne, the authors argued that involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by "climate change."
On Page 943, the authors recommended the creation of a "planetary regime" created to act as an "international superagency for population, resources, and environment."
The authors argued that, "Such a Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist." (Emphasis in original text.)
In the next sentence, the authors specified the following conclusion: "Thus, the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and the oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans."
Writing on Page 917, the authors expanded this concept to envision "an armed international organization" that would function as "a global analogue of a police force" in order to enforce global nuclear disarmament.
"The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization," the authors contended, qualifying their conclusion by noting "as long as most people fail to comprehend the magnitude of the danger, that step will be impossible."
Holdren clearly specified the planetary regime would be charged with global population control.
On Page 943, the authors continued: "The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries` shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime should have some power to enforce the agreed limits."
In the 1970s, Holdren worried about a new ice age
In the 1970s, Holdren`s theme was that government-mandated population control was essential to prevent "eco-disasters" such as the foreseen coming new ice age; today Holdren urges immediate passage of the Obama administration`s proposed cap-and-trade legislation to control carbon emissions before it is too late to save the planet from the perils of global warming.
Malthusian population alarmist Paul Ehrlich in his 1986 book, titled "The Machinery of Nature," announced Holdren`s prediction that one billion people would die from a global cooling "eco-disaster."
Holdren based his prediction on a bizarre theory that human emissions of carbon dioxide would produce a climate catastrophe in which global warming would cause global cooling with a resultant reduction in agricultural production resulting in widespread disaster.
On Pages 273-274 of "The Machinery of Nature," Ehrlich explained Holdren`s theory by arguing "some localities will probably become colder as the warmer atmosphere drives the climactic engine faster, causing streams of frigid air to move more rapidly away from the poles" (emphasis in original text).
The movement of the frigid air from the poles caused by global warming "could reduce agricultural yields for decades or more - a sure recipe for disaster in an increasingly overpopulated world," Ehrlich wrote.
Holdren and Ehrlich had previously articulated this theory in their 1973 textbook titled, "Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions," in which they argued on Page 198 that the main effect of carbon dioxide-induced global warming "might be to speed up circulation patterns and to bring arctic cold farther south and Antarctic cold farther north."
Now Holdren wants to geo-engineer planet to prevent global warming
In 2009, Holdren made clear he was in favor of exploring geo-engineering to save the planet.
In a videotaped interview with the Associated Press archived on YouTube, Holdren stressed that "we have to keep geo-engineering on the table because we might get desperate enough to use it."
Geo-engineering involves a variety of billion-dollar fantastic schemes to control global warming, including the idea to use 1,900 wind-powered ships to sail the world`s oceans so they can suck up seawater and spray it out in miniscule droplets through tall funnels designed to create large white clouds.
One of the schemes Holden was considering involved shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect sun`s rays.
Holdren hangs on
"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," Morano wrote, criticizing Holdren for his prediction of an Arctic "ice free winter."
Unfortunately, Holdren`s global-warming alarmism and green-energy enthusiasm remain the operative ideology at the White House, at least for the time being.
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