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Obama's adviser John P. Holdren: Grilled By Congressman Sensenbrenner (ClimateGate)

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.. emails that ended up being placed in the public record. And I do not want to get to whether or not they were legally placed in the public record. The question is whether or not they were accurate. Because if they were accurate it's profoundly disturbing and it does end up putting into question all of the science of climate change. Now, the data from the climate research unit at the UEA in England is one of only three major data sets but they considerably overlap. And they've been used as a basis for the IPCC report as well as the U.S. Global Change research programme. And that means that these two booklets that were passed out this morning you know, at best need to have a throughout review in the light of this information that has been disclosed and at worst it's junk science and it is a part of a massive international scientific fraud. Now doctor Holdren, you've been in the middle of a lot of this and I've got a couple of questions based on your prior(?) statements before you've joined the Obama administration. You gave an interview in August of 2006 with BBC news in the U.K. And you said that a sea level rise of up to thirteen feet was in the realm of possibility. However that's eleven feet higher than what the IPPC has estimated over this period of time which is somewhere between seven and twenty-three inches. Now with respect to the Hockey stick theory which the chairman has referred to that's been pretty much discredited in the scientific community. And yet your October 13th e-mail which is now in the public record you aggressively attacked the two scientists that put this together, doctor Willie Soon and doctor Sallie Baliunas before that. Now, I think it is pretty clear that in both cases you were wrong. And I guess I'd like to know if you're concerned now that you're in the White House and representing all of the public. Whether you're concerned about the misrepresentation of the state of science with respect to global warming. And I'd also like to know if you still support the principle critic of those who trashed the Hockey stick theory and that is a doctor Michael Mann knowing of his efforts now to hide his data and encourages colleagues to shut out journals like Climate Research to publish works contrary to his own bias. Congressman, let me try to take those in the order you asked them. and the very first part of your statement, with respect I would disagree with you. That this current uproar calls into question all of climate science. I do not believe that that it remotely... (Sensenbrenner) Well, sir, I didn't say that. I said that all ought be looked at again. And you know, there is increasing evidence of scientific fascism that's going on and I think it's policy-makers' who are making decisions about the state of the American economy for the next several generations that we ought to have accurate science and it appears there's enough questions on whether the science we have is accurate. That's got to be resolved and I wish we could have done it in this hearing but the chairman wouldn't let us. But go ahead.. I very much agree that we need to resolve the current issue. It's important to understand what has really going on here, to get to the bottom of it. As I indicated before that's been of strengths of science over the years - the capacity to get to the bottom of the controversies that emerge and I believe we'll get to the bottom of this one. But the key point is however how this particular controversy comes out. The result will not into question the bulk of our understanding of how the climate works or how humans are affecting it. You mentioned an interview of mine a few years ago in which I talked about the possibility of a sea level rise in this century as much as thirteen feet. That was based scientific peer-reviewed publications that appeared in the early 2000s. That indicated that over geologic time in periods of natural climate change there have been episodes in which the rate of sea level rise increased by as much as two to five meters per century and that this could not be ruled out at the temperatures for which we were heading in the 21st century as a result of our activity. You are still elevent feet above what the IPCC was recommending. My time is almost up and I'd just like that, you know, say that there's a awful lot of scientific McCarthyism meaning name-calling going on as I quote from your e-mail of October 13th 2003 saying doing this will reveal that Soon and Baliunas are essentially amateurs in the interpretation of historical and paleoclimatology records of climate change. You know, you’re not dealing with their issue, you’re calling them names. And I think we ought to get to the bottom of this without having the name-calling and I wish that you as the President’s science advisor, and a former employee of one of the most distinguished universities in the world, would be able to get beyond the name-calling and get to it. My time is up and I yield(?) back. I would be happy to answer all of the congressman's questions if I am allowed You will be given enough time...

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Duration: 5 minutes and 43 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: on Dec 7, 2009

John P. Holdren co-auther of the eugenisist textbook 'Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment' is shown for his fraud over the Climate Change by Congressman Sensebrenner.

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