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Obama picks climate specialist as science adviser
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Caren Bohan

Posted on 12/20/2008 9:30:14 AM PST by NormsRevenge

CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama underscored on Saturday his intent to push initiatives on climate change by naming John Holdren, an energy and climate specialist, as the new White House science adviser.

Holdren is a Harvard University physicist who has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change and advocated policies aimed at sustainable development. He has also done extensive research on the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Obama pledged to put a priority on encouraging scientific breakthroughs in areas such as alternative energy solutions and finding cures to diseases, as he announced the pick of Holdren and other top science advisers in the Democratic weekly radio and video address.

"Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation," Obama said. "It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology."

"From landing on the moon, to sequencing the human genome, to inventing the Internet, America has been the first to cross that new frontier," Obama said.

Obama said that government has played an important role in encouraging those breakthroughs and could do so in the future.

The Bush administration has had a rocky relationship with the scientific community and was at times accused by critics of ignoring scientific evidence in its efforts to make political points on issues such as global warming.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: adviser; agenda; bho2008; bhoscience; climate; climatecycles; holdren; obama; obamaregime; obamatransitionfile; specialist

1 posted on 12/20/2008 9:30:14 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe Obama could tell his people to control the Sun.


2 posted on 12/20/2008 9:31:43 AM PST by RC2
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To: NormsRevenge

Another con artist, thug to join the BO team of looters?


3 posted on 12/20/2008 9:32:12 AM PST by albie
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To: NormsRevenge

“climate specialist” = eco-marxist global warming wacko


4 posted on 12/20/2008 9:33:24 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

Sorry, I can only laugh. Climate specialist? Do you mean meterologist. Oxymoron, climate specialist and science advisor in the same sentence. OB had to placate the left with this appointment. Wonder how the midwest and northeast who have been hit with winter storms feel about global warming now.


5 posted on 12/20/2008 9:34:40 AM PST by Kadanne (Truth and integrity in America, where did it all go?)
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To: RC2
As our Messiah, he should be able to pull that off:

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow..."

You have faith in Global Warming, Have Ye Faith also in B. Hussein O'Bama.

6 posted on 12/20/2008 9:37:49 AM PST by HondaCRF450
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To: NormsRevenge
"Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet"

Would a Christian say this?

7 posted on 12/20/2008 9:39:40 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: HondaCRF450

You have to have faith in him. He’s from Chi Town. Aren’t they all good people?


8 posted on 12/20/2008 9:40:21 AM PST by RC2
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To: NormsRevenge
climate specialist = Snake Oil Salesman...


9 posted on 12/20/2008 9:42:21 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: NormsRevenge
"He has also done extensive research on the dangers of nuclear weapons."

Where would we be without researchers?

10 posted on 12/20/2008 9:46:36 AM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: NormsRevenge
John Holdren is a dead loser. Need I say more than that
he is a global warming enthusiast. Back in the early 50's my parents had a nanny who firmly believed that diapers must be dried in the moonlight to ward off sickness. Today that nanny would be a full Professor at Harvard.
11 posted on 12/20/2008 9:47:46 AM PST by Hans
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To: RC2
"It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology."

Two problems for you there Opie.

1. Globaloney is more cult than science project.

2. Good luck fixing math and science education from your parties' seat in the NEA's back pocket.

12 posted on 12/20/2008 9:49:10 AM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: NormsRevenge
He has also done extensive research on the dangers of nuclear weapons.

This will ensure the continuation of the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and keep private enterprise from space resource development.

13 posted on 12/20/2008 9:49:56 AM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: RC2
I've never been to Chicago. (I'm a rube from Southern California freezing my tail off with all this Global Warming...) “Good fellas” more like it - so “fahget about it!”
14 posted on 12/20/2008 9:51:19 AM PST by HondaCRF450
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To: NormsRevenge
Holdren is a Harvard University physicist

He thinks he is smarter than God.

who has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change

Who corrupts science to justify radical Leftism.

advocated policies aimed at sustainable development.

He wants to be appointed central planner for climate change.

15 posted on 12/20/2008 9:51:22 AM PST by Jacquerie (More central planning is not the solution to the failure of central planning.)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
Obama’s advisers are shaping up about as I expected. Ideologues and political hacks for the most part. With the exception of Bob Gates, he has selected low quality people at just about every position. God help us.
16 posted on 12/20/2008 9:51:29 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change and advocated policies aimed at sustainable development. He has also done extensive research on the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Gosh I wonder if he could be doing science out of a political bias.......not that sucha thought would everoccur to HIM.

I know this will get a few people ticked, but why are there so many "scientists" incapable of self-criticism?

17 posted on 12/20/2008 9:52:20 AM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now how can he be a “climate specialist” and a physicist?

Are physicists climate specialists?


18 posted on 12/20/2008 9:54:57 AM PST by Boiling Pots (my beloved USA has become one huge pyramid scheme. Thanks George, John, Nancy and Harry.)
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To: NormsRevenge

More scamming.


19 posted on 12/20/2008 9:56:21 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No matter what else he might be, the day he called himself a climate specialist, he was a fraud.


20 posted on 12/20/2008 9:57:46 AM PST by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge
Holdren is a Harvard University physicist who has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change ...

We solved global warming?

21 posted on 12/20/2008 9:58:54 AM PST by LiberConservative (Stop climate change!!!!)
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To: Boiling Pots; Physicist
"Are physicists climate specialists?"

Good question.

Ping to a real one. I only know how to spell physicist because of this Freeper.

22 posted on 12/20/2008 9:59:51 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
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To: LiberConservative
We solved global warming?


Records show that the earth has been cooling for several years..
Al Gore has succeeded in his quest.
Now he can go back to his farm for a long rest.

23 posted on 12/20/2008 10:19:18 AM PST by syriacus (OBAMA'S CHOICE ----> is to leave a newborn's fate in the hands of 2 people who wanted to kill her.)
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To: syriacus

Gore’s Well-earned Retirement

I must say to Al, “I’m impressed.”
You’ve completed each goal of your quest.
Temp records aren’t fooling,
Which show the earth’s cooling.
Go back to your farm for a rest.


24 posted on 12/20/2008 10:29:09 AM PST by syriacus (OBAMA'S CHOICE ----> is to leave a newborn's fate in the hands of 2 people who wanted to kill her.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Holdren is a nut. He predicted a billion dead from global warming by 2020 some years ago. Of course he was and is wrong but that won’t stop him from being a nut.


25 posted on 12/20/2008 10:33:23 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: NormsRevenge; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; ...
Climate superstitionist, actually.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

26 posted on 12/20/2008 11:04:25 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: NormsRevenge
"Without energy there is no economy. Without climate there is no environment. "

This idiotic statement, comiing from a Harvard professor, does not speak well of Harvard.

27 posted on 12/20/2008 12:57:26 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Character counts)
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