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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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KEYWORDS: bspropaganda; climatechange; globalwarminghoax; gorebullwarming; reeducation
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I look forward to this “Education,” as I’ve been most curious as to how the ice sheets and glaciers have been melting and our planet has been warming since the last Ice Age began to end 20,000 years ago, and now, all of a sudden, it’s all my fault.


51 posted on 01/30/2011 6:20:50 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
White House official cites ‘education problem’ on climate

More of a re-education problem, really. Hissing about "deniers" just isn't getting the job done. And oddly, neither is insisting that global warming makes it snow.

52 posted on 01/30/2011 6:25:53 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: DJ Taylor

The current global warming prediction for Groundhog Day in Chicago can be found at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lot&storyid=60828&source=0 It’s a mere half meter of snowfall, no more than New York City got last week.

Al Gore has no scheduled appearances. Apparently no one wants him anymore. http://eventful.com/performers/al-gore-/P0-001-000001956-6


53 posted on 01/30/2011 6:52:48 PM PST by Qout
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To: freedumb2003

Exactly!! But these Dems, as elitist and enlightened as they claim to be, are not about the environment, they could care less about it. ALL they care about is redistribution of wealth and using junk science to achieve that. Thing is, most of them are redistributing it to their own coffers, America loosing to China is just a nice nifty plus for them.


54 posted on 01/30/2011 7:35:33 PM PST by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

“as the White House seeks to advance its green energy agenda”


55 posted on 01/30/2011 8:04:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why, yes, the problem from the GW snake oil industry perspective is that the ‘little people’ HAVE been educated and they now know the emperor has no clothes.


56 posted on 01/30/2011 8:18:06 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; ...

Good Grief....


57 posted on 01/30/2011 8:31:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Good Grief...” Indeed. John Holdren is about as far left and one world government as one can get. If I had to put him up against Hansen, I would be very hard pressed to say who is literally the most dangerous. F&%king anti-Americans. Then we have the silent one, Chu, with his slanted eyes...never has a word to say. That one ought to be totally ashamed with himself. He is a real scientist. He knows the real score at this point.


58 posted on 01/30/2011 8:44:57 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If the left keeps pushing lies and con games they’re going to get an eduction alrighty.


59 posted on 01/30/2011 8:53:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: squarebarb

Too many? Bump! ;-)


60 posted on 01/30/2011 8:55:34 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is more of the BS I was referring to the other day.


61 posted on 01/30/2011 9:00:21 PM PST by SouthTexas (Is it time for tea yet?)
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To: SunkenCiv; Free ThinkerNY; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; SouthTexas
Earlier thread from UK article:

'Why will no one listen to us any more?' wails AGW propagandist

62 posted on 01/30/2011 10:11:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Nachum; markomalley
Related thread:

'Why will no one listen to us any more?' wails AGW propagandist

63 posted on 01/30/2011 10:15:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Well Ernest. Let us hope we continue to hear such weeping from this mis-directed people. The more they eventually discover the non-scientific methods and politics that created this horrible scam on mankind the better off all of us will be.
Meanwhile we can witness the continued rats jumping ship on all kinds of excuses from the kenyan regime. I am waiting to see Holdren and Chu follow Axlerod's lead and leave for more green pastures.
EPA Lisa Jackson. Well she will have to get thrown out with threats of Congressional oversite hearings.
She probably will not budge. Then again...
64 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:27 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let us hope these poor misguided people will gain a full appreciation as to what the global warming scam entails. I doubt it, but what the heck. As millions of people are re-educated with the facts, the GW and AGW adherents will no longer have a leg to stand on.
And of course during the extended and more brutal winters that will encompass both the northern and southern hemispheres for perhaps a decade or more... less people are going to be willing to think there are any prospects of some global warming period taking place.
I am sure those folks in South America who saw snow for the first time in their lives, and huge fish, reptile kill offs, for two years straight in southern Australia seeing snow fall in the start of their summers... blah blah..blah, don't think there is a global warming crisis. Not to mentioned the thousands that have frozen to death over the past few winters in Europe, Russia, Asia and elsewhere with terrible long brutal cold extended winters, thinking the same.
Goldman Sachs, GE, and the world's big banks, industries and all the governments, enviro groups etc., are going to see there is a falling out from this world wide scam.
And for them. Hopefully they all will lose really large sums of money. Their monies where invested in lies. Let them pay the price. And yes I can see many different scenarios develop from those ramifications. But to bet on a lie is just that. A lie. And all of them had opportunities to carefully review the known facts over many years.
So many choose not to.
65 posted on 01/30/2011 10:57:21 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is this not the confused ONE...so cerebrally endowed and morally corrupt...that he advocates legal rights for trees and defunct carbon credits for his elite patron gaia saints?

“We’ve already established what you are, ma’am. Now we’re just haggling over [observing your reduced] price.”


66 posted on 01/30/2011 11:00:21 PM PST by thouworm
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To: Marine_Uncle

The kids are discounting it. That was their hope and it is dashed. Al Gore said that snow would stop 11 years ago. Al Gore is full of shit and his wife moved on.


67 posted on 01/30/2011 11:02:43 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

Al Gore is toast. His influence on this issue will continue to drop toward zero.


68 posted on 01/30/2011 11:15:07 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; ...
Thanx SunkenCiv & Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

69 posted on 01/31/2011 2:33:22 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“brainwash, lie and indoctrinate” are pretty much spot on.


70 posted on 01/31/2011 9:00:50 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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“It is an education problem. I think we have to educate them”

That sounds like a threat if you ask me.....

.....If we don't "learn" will you perform lobotomies?

Holdren is a kook who thinks he's smart and has all the power of a top US official and no oversight. THAT is a situation that concerns me.

71 posted on 01/31/2011 4:04:51 PM PST by SteamShovel (Beware the RINO-VIRUS...It will kill the TEA Party movement.)
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