John Holdren also involved in CRU e-mails

by Terry Hurlbut
Essex County Conservative Examiner
November 24, 2009

Mr. John Holdren, Director of Science and Technology Policy or “Science Czar” at the White House, has his own embarrassing history with the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, as the CRU e-mail record shows.

According to Tim Ball and Judi McLeod at Canada Free Press, Holdren was directly complicit in impugning the credibility of certain physicists who challenged the orthodox opinion on anthropogenic global warming (AGW), specifically with reference to the Medieval Warm Period of 800-1300, that preceded the Little Ice Age of 1400-1850. These physicists, Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon, published a paper in 2003, “Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years”, in the journal Climate Research, explaining their findings. In brief, they correlated average temperature, using humidity as a proxy, with sunspot activity, and found that sunspot activity correlated well with the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age…

…CRU Archive File No. 1066337021.txt contains a long series of back-to-back e-mails between John Holdren, then at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, in which Holdren argued with Nick Shultz, editor of Tech Central Station, as to the credibility of Soon and Baliunas as scientists. In that exchange, Holdren rather pre-emptorially told Schultz that AGW was now as obvious as are the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics…

…This is the same John Holdren who, together with Paul and Anne Ehrlich in their book Ecoscience, called for mandatory abortion, the development and introduction of “sterilants” to the people’s food and water, the seizure of all babies born out-of-wedlock for government-directed adoption placement, involuntary sterilization, and a “planetary regime” to dictate population size and resource use.

John Holdren’s name does not appear in any e-mails until January 2009, when he was copied on an e-mail by Mike McCracken to Phil Jones and several others, concerning Jones’ prediction that 2009 would be one of the hottest years on record. This e-mail, in turn, was included in five e-mails sent in January 2009 to and from various persons other than John Holdren…

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