Climate Depot’s News Round Up About Mitt Romney’s climate advisor John Holdren
Say it Ain’t So! Report: Romney sought advice on global warming from Obama Advisor Holdren — ‘Holdren’s bizarre views are best suited for an adviser to someone like, say, Pol Pot’ — John Holdren is ‘advocate of de-developing America & population control’ — ‘A Dec. 7, 2005 memo from governor’s office announcing the new policy listed among the ‘environmental and policy experts’ providing input to policy one ‘John Holdren, prof. of env. policy at Harvard U.’
First Gore, Now Holdren! What Gives Mitt!? Flashback: Gore Praises Romney for Belief in Man-Made Global Warming: Gore: ‘Good for Mitt Romney — While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party’
Flashback: Holdren ‘desperately needs remedial climate science education!’ Holdren ridiculed for claiming Arctic could be ICE FREE IN WINTER! This is who Romney seeks climate advice from?! Scientist Ridicules John Holdren: He ‘appears to have less scientific competence than most 1st graders’ — John Holdren in 2009: ‘If you lose the summer [Arcitc] 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.’
Paper: ‘Holdren has spoken in favor of such things as forced abortions, confiscation of babies, mass involuntary sterilization, bureaucratic regulation of family size…’ ‘…& a planetary regime to enforce climate regulation and population control’
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’
Political Price for Romney? Romney Consulted With Obama Mass Sterilization Expert and Science Czar John Holdren: ‘We don’t need another John McCain or Bob Dole. We don’t need another mushy centrist with ill-defined principles. Too much is at stake this year’
Will Romney hire Obama’s climate-change guru Holdren? ‘Holdren co-chaired the NCEP in 2005. This is same John Holdren who wrote in favor of coercive government population-control policies in 1970s, and who in 2007 suggested government-imposed redistribution as a cure for American exceptionalism. The other adviser mentioned comes from a group which has among its top 5 donors a familiar name —the George Kaiser Foundation. Kaiser, a big Obama bundler —and the main investor in Solyndra’
Obama’s Maniacal Science Czar John Holdren Advised Romney on Environmental Policy ‘In the development of greenhouse gas policy, Romney Administration officials have elicited input from environmental and economic policy experts. These include John Holden [sic]’
John Holdren’s Unscientific Rubbish: ‘People are seeing the impact of climate change around them in extraordinary patterns of floods and droughts, wildfires, heatwaves and powerful storms’ — Prof. Pielke Jr. Rips Holdren: ‘It would easy to get the impression that if we ‘start to reduce our emissions’ then climate changes will no longer be ‘doing harm.’ Such an argument is at best sloppy — particularly for a science advisor — but also pretty misleading…’To suggest that action on ghg emissions is a mechanism for modulating impacts of extreme events remains a highly misleading argument’
Related Holdren info:
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.