Nov 24 2009

Scratch Another Obama Czar

Ouch – Climategate reaches into the White House as Obama’s Science Czar is discovered in those CRU emails, possibly helping to silence global warming critics (with real science on their side). Now that will make for an interesting congressional hearing!

Update: The investigations have begun!

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  1. Neo says:

    The name, John Holdren (Obama’s Science Czar) shows up in 6 of the e-mail streams. Five are merely cc:-s, but one to Michael Mann is from Holdren where he pokes fun at his “Harvard” colleagues Soon and Baliunas (1066337021).

    One of cc-s ..That there is a large potential for a cooling influence is sort of evident in the IPCC figure about the present sulfate distribution–most is right over China, for example, suggesting that the emissions are near the surface–something also that is, so to speak, ‘clear’ from the very poor visibility and air quality in China and India. So, the quick, fast, cheap fix is to put the SO2 out through tall stacks. The cooling potential also seems quite large as the plume would go out over the ocean with its low albedo–and right where a lot of water vapor is evaporated, so maybe one pulls down the water vapor feedback a little and this amplifies the sulfate cooling influence.
    … includes, Rosina Bierbaum…

    In April 2009, President Obama named her [Rosina Bierbaum] to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). PCAST consists of 20 of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers. They advise the President and Vice President directly to help the administration formulate policy in the many areas where understanding of science, technology and innovation is key to forming responsible and effective policy.