Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holdren Has A Senior Moment And "Gaffes"

Video: WH Science advisor says man made global warming saving us from another ice age « Hot Air: "“We know beyond any reasonable doubt that humans are the main cause of the warming of the earth’s climate that has been measured over the past few decades. The warming is unequivocal.

“While the climate of the earth has changed over the millennia as a result of natural factors – principally changes in the tilt and orientation of the earth’s axis and rotation, and in the shape of its orbit around the sun – those changes occur far too gradually to have noticeable effects over a period of mere decades. In their current phases, moreover, they would be gradually cooling the earth – taking us to another ice age – if they weren’t being more than offset by human-caused warming.”" [my emphasis .ed]
Well, the truth other than the fact that CO2 likely has far less effect than he and his fellow modern Lysenkoists screech about.

You may be wondering about my headline.  That comes from Kinsley defining a gaffe as being when a politician accidentally speaks the truth.

You can argue that Holdren is a scientist and not a politician -- but the most charitable I can be about that is that he is a "post normal" scientist if he ever really was one at all.  (And you might also want follow the link to "Lysenkoism" in that Wikipedia post I just pointed you to...)