Barry Picking AGW Climahysterics For Key Positions

Get ready to welcome crazy regulations and higher energy prices, folks: Advocates for Action on Global Warming Chosen as Obama’s Top Science Advisers

President-elect Barack Obama has selected two of the nation’s most prominent scientific advocates for a vigorous response to climate change to serve in his administration’s top ranks, according to sources, sending the strongest signal yet that he will reverse Bush administration policies on energy and global warming.

The appointments of Harvard University physicist John Holdren as presidential science adviser and Oregon State University marine biologist Jane Lubchenco as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which will be announced tomorrow, dismayed conservatives but heartened environmentalists and researchers.

Like Energy Secretary-designate Steven Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Holdren and Lubchenco have argued repeatedly for a mandatory limit on greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic climate change. In 2007, as chairman of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Holdren oversaw approval of the board’s first statement on global warming, which said: “It is time to muster the political will for concerted action.”  

Yes, let’s muster that political will as the temperature portion of climate appears to be in decline. Granted, one year does not a long term trend make, but, considering that most respectable scientists have seen a flat and/or reducing temperature gradient since 1997, well, should be interesting, and costly, when they play these games in the name of AGW.

I wonder if Holdren and Lubchenco will release the types of vehicles they drive, and what they themselves do to reduce their “carbon footprint.” Good thing that global cooling is coming.

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7 Responses to “Barry Picking AGW Climahysterics For Key Positions”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach 3008 will be one of the 10 hottest years on record (going back 120+ years) This very high temp was one of the reasons that sea ice in the arctic was at the second smallest extant since those records began circa 1970 http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2008/ann/ann08.html
    Why do you think that sea ice was so small this year
    ?
    Instead of reading the interpretation of others perhaps you should go right to their source yourself.

  2. John Ryan says:

    sorry 2008

  3. Silke says:

    You know you’re a true-believer when what the scientific community considers well-respected colleagues you call “climhysterics.”

    If you truly want to persuade people then explain why these scientist are wrong on the science

  4. Yet there a many, many, many more sources that are saying that 2008 is the coldest year in a decade, John. NOAA’s data is very suspect at this point.

    Funny how you specifically believe bureaucrats at the UN, Silke, and those great scientists like Al Gore. Why do you never question them?

  5. Silke says:

    I don’t “believe” anyone, Teach. I either accept the evidence or I don’t. That’s how science works.

  6. Yet, you NEVER accept any evidence to the contrary of your position that Man is mostly/solely responsible for global warming. Why is that?

  7. Silke says:

    What evidence? You never provide any despite the fact that I always ask for it. So here’s your chance, Teach…right now. What scientific research or peer-reviewed study do you consider the most compelling evidence that natural causes are mostly responsible for the current warming trend?

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