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White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate
The Hill ^ | Jan. 30, 2011 | Ben Geman

Posted on 01/30/2011 4:48:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

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, 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 Obama’s 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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1 posted on 01/30/2011 4:48:49 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

By “educate” they mean brainwash, lie and indoctrinate. It always helps to throw in a few bucks too.


2 posted on 01/30/2011 4:50:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If ObamaCare is so great, why is Barry giving waivers to all of his friends, donors and supporters?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he wants to send them to a re-education camp.


3 posted on 01/30/2011 4:51:00 PM PST by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t need no educashun...


4 posted on 01/30/2011 4:51:50 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are correct. Education is the problem. I remember grade school science class. And it disagrees with their fake science.


5 posted on 01/30/2011 4:52:12 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah....they need more money for edudoctrination...stat.


6 posted on 01/30/2011 4:52:17 PM PST by goodnesswins (Socialism is organized stupidity. 2nd thought...I think DEMOCRATS are Organized Stupidity.)
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To: Nachum

ping


7 posted on 01/30/2011 4:53:00 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s true, but the ones who need education are the pathetic lemmings in the White House.


8 posted on 01/30/2011 4:53:41 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Argus

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


9 posted on 01/30/2011 4:55:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


10 posted on 01/30/2011 4:57:26 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many of these White House Offices Of Something-or other are there?


11 posted on 01/30/2011 4:57:45 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Holdren, asked about advancing Obama’s 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.

Now if they could only show it to us.

12 posted on 01/30/2011 4:58:36 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


13 posted on 01/30/2011 4:59:19 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama improves education, who'll vote for him?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The new civility. Say that Republicans are uneducated and ignorant. Sweet.


14 posted on 01/30/2011 4:59:42 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How insulting.


15 posted on 01/30/2011 5:00:59 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“’It is an education problem. I think we have to educate them,’ said John Holdren”.

Arrogant, condescending, elitist butt-wipe....


16 posted on 01/30/2011 5:01:13 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: squarebarb

My thoughts exactly. This guy’s position is a cabinet position ... NOT!


17 posted on 01/30/2011 5:01:19 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


18 posted on 01/30/2011 5:01:30 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Free ThinkerNY

19 posted on 01/30/2011 5:04:16 PM PST by Textide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.

* Funding<>facts

* 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!


20 posted on 01/30/2011 5:05:21 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: eyeamok
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.

Starting with Al Gore and a peek into his finances.

21 posted on 01/30/2011 5:05:37 PM PST by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It must truly suck when your political objective is to convince people the planet is warming up while they are freezing their asses off.


22 posted on 01/30/2011 5:07:47 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
"White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate"


23 posted on 01/30/2011 5:08:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DJ MacWoW
I remember grade school science class. And it disagrees with their fake science.

This jerk missed it.

.

He has a lousy memory too.


24 posted on 01/30/2011 5:11:29 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I am happy to accept that the planet is warming if they can provide adequate, accurate baseline data for comparison purposes. There can be no way to convince any open minded person that humans are causing it because planet-wide warming has occured many time before, even well before humans existed.

This is an education issue but it's the warmists who need educating.

25 posted on 01/30/2011 5:12:21 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
the scientific evidence of dangerous human-induced climate change is powerful.

Freudian slip there. The evidence is "powerful" because government funds billions in climate catastrophe research each year. Money = power.

26 posted on 01/30/2011 5:12:50 PM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


27 posted on 01/30/2011 5:13:48 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


28 posted on 01/30/2011 5:19:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cobra64

I love it! LOL!!!


29 posted on 01/30/2011 5:22:19 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: InterceptPoint
The only thing that I need to be educated about Global Warming™ is the oil/gas mix ratio in my snowblower ....
30 posted on 01/30/2011 5:22:58 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


31 posted on 01/30/2011 5:23:12 PM PST by steveyp
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To: muir_redwoods
Global Warming, per se, does not need to be debated with these guys.

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!

32 posted on 01/30/2011 5:25:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


33 posted on 01/30/2011 5:25:31 PM PST by Shady (Our quest is to rebuild the United States of America as it was founded by the Founders!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And Congress needs to enforce the Data Quality Act. CO2 drives the climate is a scam and Obama knows it.


34 posted on 01/30/2011 5:25:36 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
People are getting educated.

That's what's going wrong.

35 posted on 01/30/2011 5:26:23 PM PST by existtoexcel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They can never get their message out.

The only solution is to not let anybody else send any messages, just them.

36 posted on 01/30/2011 5:29:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Translation: They’re not falling for it.


37 posted on 01/30/2011 5:30:15 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: KoRn

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.


38 posted on 01/30/2011 5:32:35 PM PST by Semperfiwife (Mama always said "Stupid is as Stupid does". Mama was talking about the Congress.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m just as edumicated as John Holden.


39 posted on 01/30/2011 5:33:31 PM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: Shady

They also need to be “educated” that their eyesore windmills are a joke.


40 posted on 01/30/2011 5:38:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If ObamaCare is so great, why is Barry giving waivers to all of his friends, donors and supporters?)
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To: certrtwngnut

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).


41 posted on 01/30/2011 5:39:52 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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...


42 posted on 01/30/2011 5:43:39 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“The science of climate change is really very clear in its essentials,” Holdren said on Platts Energy Week.

Indeed. The government's climate junk-science is essentially WRONG.

43 posted on 01/30/2011 5:46:33 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: rogue yam

I agree. Fire the edumicated boss.


44 posted on 01/30/2011 5:48:39 PM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


45 posted on 01/30/2011 5:59:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, real intellectuals with actual educations and a good grasp of actual science are a threat. They should start executing people who wear glasses, like their philosophical hero did in China.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

46 posted on 01/30/2011 6:02:52 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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”

ARROGANT A-HOLES!


47 posted on 01/30/2011 6:03:26 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Man Made Global Warming is now Human Induced Climate Change?

To quote the Omnipotent All Seeing and All Knowing Prince of Fools Pres__ent Soetoro, WTF?

48 posted on 01/30/2011 6:04:15 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

John Holdren is the one who needs educating.

Global Warming is BS.


49 posted on 01/30/2011 6:07:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate

Yup -- too smart to perpetually fall for the B.S. the White House passes for science. The education problem they plan to address is how to dumb down the school system even further. We need to continue to clean House.


50 posted on 01/30/2011 6:18:41 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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