Skip to comments.White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate
Posted on 01/30/2011 4:48:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
President Obamas top science adviser said theres 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, in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Obama, in his State of the Union speech last week, called for deriving 80 percent of U.S. power from "clean" sources by 2035, and funding increased R&D of green electricity and fuels by repealing billions of dollars in oil industry tax breaks.
But the effort comes as a substantial number of GOP lawmakers, such as House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph Hall (R-Texas), are questioning climate science.
Holdren, asked about advancing Obamas agenda in the face of 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.
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By “educate” they mean brainwash, lie and indoctrinate. It always helps to throw in a few bucks too.
Maybe he wants to send them to a re-education camp.
I don’t need no educashun...
They are correct. Education is the problem. I remember grade school science class. And it disagrees with their fake science.
Yeah....they need more money for edudoctrination...stat.
It’s true, but the ones who need education are the pathetic lemmings in the White House.
A good place to start would be by explaining that political consensus trumps science and all those ‘skeptics’ need to master Newspeak so they fully grasp this important concept. This could be followed by explaining the relationship between global warming and all time record low temperatures.
How many of these White House Offices Of Something-or other are there?
Now if they could only show it to us.
There’s a need to educate the Democrats who slavishly follow the “environmental” crowd. The best way to educate them is to throw them out of office.
The new civility. Say that Republicans are uneducated and ignorant. Sweet.
’It is an education problem. I think we have to educate them,’ said John Holdren”.
Arrogant, condescending, elitist butt-wipe....
My thoughts exactly. This guy’s position is a cabinet position ... NOT!
All of this settled Scientific Consensus with regards to Global Warming should be allowed to Stand on it’s own, I propose we hold Congressional Hearings, and Put Every last person under oath with the Penalty for Perjury LIFE IN PRISON, all of these people can come make their case, I dare you.
I think the “education” needs to go the other way.
For example, these are scientific observations:
* There is no such thing as “scientific consensus.”
* AGW does not rise to the level a of Scientific Theory. It is still in the H0 stage.
* Faking data is never a good way to get scientific support
* The climatological models used by scientists who claim AGW have not passed standard double-blind evaluation. They have not even been submitted for them.
* All scientists do not get a say in the discussion. The number of real climatologists who disagree with AGW has long since passed the tipping point.
And those are just off the top of my head!