Holdren: Ice age will kill 1 billion by 2020 – Obama’s science chief blames humans . . .
9 Oct 09 – “White House science [fiction] czar John Holdren has predicted 1 billion people will die in ‘carbon-dioxide induced famines’ in a coming new ice age by 2020,” says this article published today on World Net Daily.
Holdren predicted in a 1971 textbook co-authored with Paul Ehrlich that “global over-population was heading the Earth to a new ice age unless the government mandated urgent measures to control population, including the possibility of involuntary birth control measures such as forced sterilization.”
I wonder if our science czar still believes in forced sterilization?
Holdren’s prediction that 1 billion people would die from a global cooling “eco-disaster” was announced in Ehrlich’s 1986 book “The Machinery of Nature.”
Human emissions of carbon dioxide would produce a climate catastrophe in which global warming would cause global cooling, Holdren believed. The consequent reduction in agricultural production would result in widespread disaster.
Read that again. Global warming will cause global cooling?
Holdren wants it both ways, doesn’t he?
“Equivocating between whether human-caused global warming or global cooling were the more likely future trend, the authors (Holdren and Ehrlich) concluded that, either way, any rapid climate change would produce an eco-disaster because any rapid change in climate, regardless whether toward global warming or global cooling, would produce hazardous effects upon agriculture and food production.
Did you catch that? Either way, it’s our fault. I wonder what caused
all of the previous ice ages before we nasty humans came along?
I agree that the coming ice age could kill a billion people, but it won’t
be our fault.
It will be our fault, however, if our politicians continue passing laws
that restrict our access to the fuel necessary to heat our homes, grow
our food, or transport that food to the locations that need it.
See entire article, which even gives the page numbers
where Holdren espoused his spurious ideas.
Thanks to George Fitzsimmons for this link