Today: 30.Nov.2020

John Holdren was President Barack Obama's Science Advisor: This is a reply he wrote to John Shanahan regarding an invitation to participate in discussions about use of fossil fuels and nuclear power. John Shanahan provides comments. Holdren's attitude in this message is typical of how he has treated very accomplished scientists and engineers who disagreed with him for over fifty years. There are a lot of professionals who disagree with him in spite of his claims that nearly the whole world of "academic" scientists agree with him.

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John Holdren, Science Advior to President Barack Obama: For Holdren, the two toughest problems are 1) transportation with less oil. 2) economic aspirations with less CO2.

The role of nuclear energy: Holdren is a life-long Ivory Tower academic completely against breeder uranium technology. He doesn't consider thorium nuclear technology. These two technologies can power all the world's energy needs for as long as the sun heats the Earth and makes it habitable, Physics Professor Bernard Cohen. John Holdren sticks with today's nuclear technology that uses about 1% of the potential energy. He prohibits spent fuel reprocessing, thus keeping a requirement for very long term storage of LWR use fuel. See slides 45 to 58. He claims that his support for existing LWR nuclear technology IS support for nuclear. In reality he is blocking 99% of the potential energy in uranium and all of the nuclear energy in thorium. That is more like anti-nuclear than being pro-nuclear.

John Holdren, Science Advior to President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Vatican: Encyclical: "A very solid consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic sysem." "In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in sea level and, .. .. by an increase in extreme weather events. Downpours increasing everywhere. Stormiest winter on record fo Ireland and UK. Warming creates a vicious cycle affecting the availability of essential resources like drinking water, energy, and agricultural production .. .. and extinction of part of the planet's biodiversity."

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Here is a summary of some of the most dramatic predictions of man-made climate catastrophes by Al Gore, James Hansen, John Holdren, K.E.F. Watt, and Paul Ehrlich.

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