Left Turn Clyde
Posted by Jeff Condon on December 20, 2008
What three things do these three people have in common?
1 – They all have extremist left wing global warming backgrounds.
2 – They all support hard CO2 caps.
3 – They all have been recently nominated to top positions in Obama’s administration.
Click on the pictures for some bio information.
Like Energy Secretary-designate Steven Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Holdren and Lubchenco have argued repeatedly for a mandatory limit on greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic climate change. In 2007, as chairman of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Holdren oversaw approval of the board’s first statement on global warming, which said: “It is time to muster the political will for concerted action.”
It’s good to know that we have such strong American Values representing our future.
Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, predicted that Obama’s latest nominees would work with a Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a Commerce Secretary Bill Richardson to change how government addresses global warming.
“You can see the elements coming together,” Meyer said. “It means you’ve got people in key places across the administration that get the urgency of the climate issue and get the need for aggressive policy to move climate solutions forward, both in the U.S. and internationally.”
All the pieces are coming together. We’ll soon be saved. Agressive expensive CO2 control policies are what we need. You bet. There is a voice of reason in the article linked above.
But Holdren’s reported selection inspired no joy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy group that denounces global warming “alarmists” and opposes many environmental laws. Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at CEI, said, “I think he’s a very bad choice. His views are extreme, they’re not based in fact, and he’s a ranter.”
Of the overall Obama team, Ebell said, “They will pursue an anti-energy agenda that is designed to constrict energy supplies and raise energy prices.”
These people are clearly pro-government anti-energy but what’s more is at least Lubchenco picked to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I always hated that title, like you can administrate the atmosphere. Well the NOAA sets fishing limits also and the next little quote is pretty interesting.
Lubchenco did not draw the same level of criticism from conservative groups as Holdren yesterday, but she represents just as radical a departure for NOAA, which oversees marine issues as well as much of the government’s climate work. While NOAA has traditionally favored commercial fishing interests in policy disputes, Lubchenco has consistently called for conservation measures to safeguard ocean ecosystems in the face of industry opposition.
Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment group, said NOAA officials have too often set aside scientific considerations when deciding how much fish to extract from the sea. “For too many years, politics has played a greater role in fisheries management than science,” he said. “This appointment carries with it the hope that this may soon change.”
Every aspect of the ocean does not need to remain unchanged. The concept that any disturbance caused by humans is bad is so off the wall it’s hard to fathom yet it’s deeply ingrained in the thinking of evironmentalwhackoism.
Don’t listen to the idiot talking heads on TV who are so eager to say Obama is governing from the middle. It’s all smokescreen covering for the shared agenda of the media. America is moving hard to port and it couldn’t come at a worse time.