John Holdren, Obama’s CO2 Czar of Global Warming
Czar John Holdren wants to tax
the air you exhale. According to the latest CBO analysis
, a carbon tax starting at $20 per metric ton on CO2
emissions would increase revenues by $1.2 trillion over 10 years.
On Dec. 2nd, 2009, John Holdren, President Obama’s science Czar, was questioned by the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming about hacked emails from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). The CRU emails referred to research “tricks,” that seemed to support suppressing data and silencing voices of dissent.
Holdren downplayed the CRU controversy by stating, “It is important to understand that these kinds of controversies and even accusations of bias and improper manipulation are not all that uncommon in science, in all branches of science. The strength of science is that these kinds of controversies get sorted out over time as to who is wrong, who is right, and how much it matters by the process of peer review and continued critical scrutiny by the knowledgeable community of scientists.”
NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco repeated the Global Warming trick of blaming carbon dioxide for rising temperatures by stating, “Global average surface temperature has risen by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1900 and is projected to rise another 2 to 11.5 degrees by 2100. The current atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is estimated at about 385 parts per million, which is higher than the highest point in the last 800,000 years. Temperatures in the next couple of decades will be primarily determined by past emissions of greenhouse gases, but increases thereafter will be primarily determined by future emissions.”
The “global warming” hysteria began in 1988 when James E. Hansen, director of NASA’s Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress that his research revealed global warming was caused by “a buildup of carbon dioxide and other artificial gases in the atmosphere.” As a result, NASA received an average of $1.1 billion annually for climate research since 1993.
On July 1, 2009, Scientists from the Woods Hole Research Center wrote an Open Letter to Congress, ‘You Are Being Deceived About Global Warming.’ In their letter, they stated,
“The sky is not falling; the Earth has been cooling for ten years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists’ computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them.
The finest meteorologists in the world cannot predict the weather two weeks in advance, let alone the climate for the rest of the century. Can Al Gore? Can John Holdren? We are flooded with claims that the evidence is clear, that the debate is closed, that we must act immediately, etc, but in fact
THERE IS NO SUCH EVIDENCE; IT DOESN’T EXIST… SCIENCE IS GUIDED BY PROOF, NOT CONSENSUS.”
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