Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Chief White House Augur
President Obama nominated Dr. John P. Holdren, the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, for chief White House Science Advisor. The man is supposed to be advising the President on science issues, an area where Obama is weak. But Holdren is no scientist. He is an ecological activist of the extreme alarmist far left, an augur of cosmic retribution for human sins against the natural order, who over the past 40 years has warned of population-growth induced "ecocide," "global cooling," global warming due to heat dissipation from power plants, nuclear Armageddon, and -- this week -- "climate disruption". The more I learn about these things, the more I respect the current Chinese government, led by a professional engineer and manned by real scientists.