Wednesday, June 04, 2014
White House science adviser John Holdren: The intellectual godfather of Obama's climate policy
President Obama's Monday announcement of crippling new Environmental Protection Agency rules to de-develop America for global warming ideology has roots planted in a 1973 book by his top science adviser.
John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is in the hot seat - again. The nation's top catastrophist was recently ridiculed for telling us to say “climate disruption” because it's scarier than “climate change.”
The 1973 book was Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, which blatantly insisted that the United States “de-develop” its “overdeveloped” economy, divert energy from “frivolous and wasteful” uses and immediately “halt the growth of the AmeriÂcan population.”
It echoes in Obama's Monday move to destroy the coal industry, which fuels plants that generate nearly 40 percent of America's electricity.
...There’s doubt as to how much – but not whether – Holdren-think influenced the Obama administration to promulgate the new rule.
Holdren wrote his de-development manifesto with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the scaremongering authors of the Sierra Club book The Population Bomb.
The de-development issue refuses to go away. It resurfaced in a 2010 CNSNews interview at an Environmental Protection Agency forum celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act - which caught our top climate scientist in a flat lie.
The CNSNews interviewer asked Holdren about the book’s "recommendations,” beginning with, “A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” then marching through scorched-earth campaigns concluding with a visionary paragraph extolling – the exact words – “love, beauty, peace, and plenty” where everybody is provided an equal share, and the rich – who would no longer exist – pay all the bills.
CNSNews asked Holdren: "And how do you plan on implementing that?"
"Through the free market economy," Holdren said, and refused to comment further.
...Since Holdren’s clarification wasn’t very clear, the same CNSNews reporter asked the scientist at a later meeting how de-development could be implemented “through the free market economy.” Holdren brushed him off with, “Look, this is a stale topic. If you read it and you have a problem, you're misreading it.”
Okay, let's read it and see. You can find it on the website of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow.
Did Holdren write about de-developing America? Yes.
Did he say anything about implementing de-development “through the free market economy”? No. Quite the opposite.