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!
Starting with Al Gore and a peek into his finances.
It must truly suck when your political objective is to convince people the planet is warming up while they are freezing their asses off.
This jerk missed it.
He has a lousy memory too.
This is an education issue but it's the warmists who need educating.
Freudian slip there. The evidence is "powerful" because government funds billions in climate catastrophe research each year. Money = power.
He means there cut in the lie. How much is it going to cost for your education on global warming? I mean, how uch money will you need to see the light?
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I love it! LOL!!!
I’m in the biz. My company has to buy renewable crap. I have to price the renewable crap as part of my job. I HATE this stuff. It is uneconomic at it’s simplest consideration. However, the root of the movement pushing this is anti-human, anti-industrialization. It’s a moral and existential fight. It must be won. It must be won by those believing in mankind.
On the other hand, they are woefully deficient when it comes to knowledge of statistical analysis.
Their data is also bad.
We have made the most headway with them when it comes to the data. For example, after we demonstrated that over half the "standard weather stations" on the planet had provided questionable data, and that any such stations in South America or Africa were undoubtedly non-functional, Hansen dropped the data sets taken from the bad devices we found and dropped all the data from all of South American and Africa.
More recently the GW fanatics have been forced to accept the fact that GW, if it ever existed, STOPPED in 1999 ~ the year we started using satellites to gather temperature data worldwide and at different altitudes.
Over the next 20 years as the ice cap piles up on Baffin Island they might even be persuaded they were wrong. Still, they'll continue to be a formidable force since so much is at stake ~ they look to seize control of the world economy and functionally murder more people each year than all the tyrants in history were able to do in their combined careers.
They will continue to use weak sisters like Obama to enable them to do their evil work. This is why we have to tighten up the standards for Presidents ~ as one Carter was too many, so too is one Obama!
Here is education. Unless you build thousands of nuclear plants, develop super duper battery technology that is affordable, find a way to make trains,cars and aircraft run on batteries with stored power, then you are a freaking dunce.
And Congress needs to enforce the Data Quality Act. CO2 drives the climate is a scam and Obama knows it.
That's what's going wrong.
The only solution is to not let anybody else send any messages, just them.
Translation: They’re not falling for it.
I was thinking the same thing, especially that yet another winter storm is set to dump 20+ inches on Obama’s home town of Chicago. Global Warming is their religion, Obama their prophet. Maybe the One will force people to shovel snow as exercise to keep them from ever going to see a doctor. It will be sold as a cost cutting measure for Obamacare.
I’m just as edumicated as John Holden.
They also need to be “educated” that their eyesore windmills are a joke.
I know John Holdren. He is very smart and very well educated. He is also a committed statist and collectivist. He genuinely believes that persons such as himself can and should run the world for the betterment of all. He is a true believer and thus is a man of the most dangerous sort. He will never be satisfied. The only way to stop John Holdren is to fire his boss (Obama).
As usual, I am an uninformed, ignorant, cromagnon, hick chimpanzee who just can’t understand what these oh-so-smart-and-better-than-me, IVY-league-grad nobama minions say. Oh that I would only bow to their glowing intelligence. It is blinding me to the truth. I am stupid, though, because I doubt their BS on many levels and in all instances. They are to be praised and believed. I regret my inadequacies and incompetence. If only I could think like them...clearly and truthfully. Woe is me...
Indeed. The government's climate junk-science is essentially WRONG.
I agree. Fire the edumicated boss.
The science of climate change..
Oh we have seen the evidence of change in the DC climate ever since Carter.. this is just the latest hot burst of air.. but there is little resembling science behind it.
Why yes, the elitists are just soooooooooomuch more intelligent than those “elected” (ewwwweee) heathens down the street.
We just need to sit them down and explain how wonderful and smart we are and just “ SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP”
To quote the Omnipotent All Seeing and All Knowing Prince of Fools Pres__ent Soetoro, WTF?
John Holdren is the one who needs educating.
Global Warming is BS.