Science czar’s guru called for more carbon

CO2 promoted as greenhouse gas needed to fight global starvation

by Jerome Corsi
December 7, 2009

This is the first of a three-part series of articles exploring Obama administration science czar John P. Holdren’s self-acknowledged intellectual debt to geochemist Harrison Brown. The second part, to be published tomorrow, will feature Brown’s endorsement of government-enforced eugenics as a necessary measure to prevent global over-population.

In the 1950s, before climate scientists had targeted carbon dioxide as a dangerous chemical, atomic scientist Harrison Brown, one of Obama science czar John Holdren’s acknowledged gurus, called for a global increase in carbon dioxide, precisely because of its perceived greenhouse gas effects.

Harrison Brown – a geochemist who supervised the production of plutonium for the Manhattan Project – wrote in his 1954 Malthusian book “The Challenge of Man’s Future” that the production of the food needed to feed an increasing world population could be advanced by human-manipulated greenhouse effects, including forcing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

In 1986, science czar Holdren co-edited a scientific reader, “Earth and the Human Future: Essays in Honor of Harrison Brown.”

In one of his introductory essays written for the book, Holdren acknowledged he read Brown’s “The Challenge of Man’s Future” when he was in high school and that the book had a profound effect on his intellectual development.

Holdren acknowledged Brown’s book transformed his thinking about the world and “about the sort of career I wanted to pursue.”

The rest is here.

Part three of the series was published today:
Holdren’s guru: Dispose of ‘excess children’ like puppies
Science chief acknowledges Brown as inspiration for career in ecology

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