John P. Holdren, Obama’s science czar who advocated forced abortions and the creation of a world government to stop a “coming ice age,” took major heat last night over his views on population control and “global warming.”
Holdren, whose 1977 book Ecoscience argued for the creation of a transnational “planetary regime” which would force women to abort their babies and require the population at large to take infertility drugs placed in the food supply, hosted a Q&A session on Twitter Thursday in which users could ask him questions on various issues.
Twitter users took the opportunity to challenge Holdren on his totalitarian beliefs.
— Steve Goddard (@SteveSGoddard) November 13, 2014
“Why did you predict a new ice age in 1971?” Steve Goddard asked Holdren in reference to Holdren’s 1971 essay in which he warned of a “new ice age” caused by human activity.
In the essay, which was published in a book entitled Global Ecology: Readings Toward a Rational Strategy for Man, Holdren claimed a “reduced transparency of the atmosphere to incoming light as a result of urban air pollution” would drop the world’s surface temperature.
“This screening phenomenon is said to be responsible for the present world cooling trend—a total of about .2°C in the world mean surface temperature over the past quarter century,” he wrote. “This number seems small until it is realized that a decrease of only 4°C would probably be sufficient to start another ice age.”
“The effects of a new ice age on agriculture and the supportability of large human populations scarcely need elaboration here,” he added.
Strangely enough, Holdren is now one of the leading proponents of “global warming,” claiming that climate data points to unimaginable overheating of the planet even though the data actually shows no increase in global warming for over 18 years.
So why did Holdren flip-flop from “global cooling” to “global warming?” Because he likes to exploit the latest doomsday “scenario-of-the-week” to try and scare the public into accepting a large government which follows his recommendations on population control among other things.
But Twitter users were openly questioning Holdren’s advocacy for forced sterilization and abortions.
“Do you still think we should sterilize third world people through their water supplies to prevent overpopulation?” Euphonius Bugnuts asked.
#askDrH Do you still think we should sterilize third world people through their water supplies to prevent overpopulation?
— Euphonius Bugnuts (@EuphoniusNuts) November 13, 2014
In Ecoscience, Holdren said mass sterilization of humans through drugs in the food supply was okay as long as it didn’t harm pets or livestock.
“To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock,” he wrote.
Later in the book, Holdren claimed that reproduction was not a human right.
“Some people—respected legislators, judges, and lawyers included—have viewed the right to have children as a fundamental and inalienable right,” he asserted. “Yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce.”
“Nor does the UN Charter describe such a right, although a resolution of the United Nations affirms the “right responsibly to choose” the number and spacing of children (our emphasis).”
#AskDrH Do you still hold that a transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy?
— R.D. Walker (@therealrevo) November 13, 2014
Holdren has never personally renounced the opinions and specific recommendations he made in Ecoscience, so it’s quite reasonable for the public to question him on his beliefs, especially as he continues to serve as the senior advisor to President Obama on science and technology issues.