Obama Czar John Holdren wants to ‘educate’ GOP on global warming — But it is Holdren who ‘desperately needs remedial climate science education!’

Climate Depot Editorial

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.

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 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! See: Relax: Laugh at silly predictions of overpopulation: Climate Depot’s Factsheet on Overpopulation – ‘Is too few people the new ‘population problem?’

Fred Pearce in Eco-Mag. Grist in 2010: ‘The population bomb that I remember being scared by 40 years ago as a schoolkid is being defused fast’ — ‘Why don’t we hear more about it? Because it doesn’t fit the doomsday agenda…Half the world now has fewer than the ‘replacement level’ of children. That includes Europe, North America, and the Caribbean, most of the Far East from Japan to Thailand, and much of the Middle East from Algeria to Iran’ (For more reality checks on overpopulation fears see here.)

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

Laugh at John Holdren: ‘John 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 was dead wrong on modern agriculture

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 was a disaster, and not suitable for Africa and Asia: “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 for the U.S. See: Flashback 1975: Holdren Says Real Threat to USA Is Cheap Energy — ‘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 Finally Gets A Prediction Correct

Holdren was not wrong about everything. Climate Depot was astonished to find one his predictions that was accurate. See: He finally got one right! John Holdren Forecast That He Would Be Discredited! — Holdren and 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’

Doomsday Cult Duo

Holdren’s association with overpopulation doomsday cult leader Paul 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. Please, read on…

White House Science Czar John Holdren Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’ — Defends Paul Ehrlich’s silly claims

Accurate Tribute to Paul Ehrlich: ‘Mad…Kook…Lunatic…Disgraced…Worse than Hitler…fear-monger…parasite on Academic system…Bernie Madoff of science’

1969: ‘Respected’ Cult Leader Paul Ehrlich says put sterilants in food, release antidote ‘by lottery’

Cult Leader ‘Paul Ehrlich was John Holdren’s close scientific partner. John Holdren is Obama’s science advisor. Paul Ehrlich proposed mass poisoning of water and food supplies in 1969’

Eco-Wacko Czar John Holdren in 1969 : The Science Is Settled – Everyone Starving Before The Year 2000 — Turns out we have all been dead for over a decade! — Scientific Rube?: ‘Holdren proposed forced sterilization based on his hare-brained theories. His reward for being dangerous, wrong and anti-democratic? Obama made him his science advisor’ [Climate Depot Note to Holdren: When you make doomsday predictions, make sure they are far enough in the future so you will not have to be around to defend the rubbish!]

Keep Your Eco-Wacko Ideas Off Our Testicles! 1969: Ehrlich & Holdren Promote vasectomies to fight off ‘misery’ of overpopulation — Looney & Loonier: Ehrlich & Holdren: ‘We should ask how many vasectomies could be performed by a program funded with the 1.8 billion dollars…it cannot be emphasized enough that if the population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come’

Mockery of His PHD: Climate Depot’s Round up of Eco-Wacko ‘Science’ Czar John Holdren claims

Paul Ehrlich in 1970: Overpopulation causes madness! ‘We’ve stacked 75,000 people to the square mile on Manhattan and 81.% suffer from some degree of neurotic or psychotic disturbance’

More on Paul Ehrlich’s Failed Predictions: ‘Forecasts that have been proven false–and embarrassingly so…falsities indicate a false worldview, not some errant here-and-there facts’

Flashback: 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’

Laugh at Discredited Paul Ehrlich’s failed predictions: ‘If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.’

Other Warmists Just As Wacky As Holdren: Flashback: Time for Meds? NASA’s Hansen endorses book which calls for ‘ridding the world of Industrial Civilization’ – Hansen declares author ‘has it right…the system is the problem’ — Book proposes ‘razing cities to the ground, blowing up dams and switching off the greenhouse gas emissions machine’

Holdren uses free market to get back to stone age: ‘If you met him at the pub, he’d be the guy you might egg on just for sake of a good dinner party anecdote to use after the fact, but he’s not just the nutter at the bar, he’s one degree of separation from the The Leader of The Free World.’

Flashback: No Joke! Obama Eco-Wacko Science Advisor Holdren: Trees Should Be Allowed to Sue in Court — Giving ‘natural objects’ — like trees — standing to sue in a court of law would have a ‘most salubrious’ effect on the environment, Holdren wrote in 1970s

Flashback Shock Report: ‘Obama science czar Holdren called for forced abortions?’ — ‘Comprehensive Planetary Regime could control development, distribution of all natural resources’

Flashback: Greenpeace Leader: There is urgent need for the suppression of economic growth in U.S…’Lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model’

Flashback: ‘Planned recession’ could avoid catastrophic global warming — ‘Reducing the size of economy…UK will have to stop building airports, switch to electric cars & shut down coal-fired power stations through a ‘planned recession’

More Lunacy: Paul Ehrlich in 1972 : ‘Unless We are Extremely Lucky, Everyone Will Disappear In A Cloud Of Blue Steam’

John Holdren – ‘Recycling 1932 Toxic Intellectual Waste’ — Flashback NYT in 1932: Darwin Son ‘Predicts Civilization’s Doom Unless Century Brings Wide Eugenic Reforms’

More Holdren & Ehrlich Woes: Environmentalist Stewart Brand: ‘By 2nd Half of Century, the Population Crisis Will Be Seen As Not Enough People’ — ‘There are fewer and fewer people…over 1/2 of nations of world now have a below-replacement birth rate. We’ll level off probably below 9 billion & then head down from there…Stopping economic development is an agenda of some of my fellow environmentalists and I think it’s actually unjust because a lot of people are getting out of poverty for 1st time and to say, ‘No stay in poverty, because poverty is so green,’ — is not something we can say’

For updates on Holdren’s wacky views, see here.