Holdren’s 1980 Solar Forecast – Off By A Factor Of 1000

In 1980, Obama science czar John Holdren predicted 25 quadrillion BTU’s of solar energy by 2010.

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TimesMachine: April 9, 1980 – NYTimes.com

So how did he do?  He missed his forecast by more than a factor of 1,000. Actual solar production was 0.018 quadrillion BTU’s.

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Renewable energy reached a major milestone in the first quarter of 2011, when it contributed 11.7 percent of total U.S. energy production (2.245 quadrillion BTUs of energy),

Renewable energy in the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Holdren’s spectacular incompetence made him the perfect science czar for Barack Obama, because they both want the US to run short on energy.

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TimesMachine: ‘Too Much Energy, Too Soon’ – NYTimes.com


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9 Responses to Holdren’s 1980 Solar Forecast – Off By A Factor Of 1000

  1. norilsk says:

    Speaking of time machine, I know you Americans will want to throw a party come late Ocober to celebrate the end of hurricanes. It will have been 10 years since Wilma. Looking back to 1938, there was a great hurricane that created great carnage and destruction to New England. This short dated video sheds some light on the massive human effort to clean up and rebuild.
    Shock Troops of Disaster

  2. omanuel says:

    Thank you, Steven, for using your talents to show the public the sad state of modern science.

    George Orwell tried to warn us in the book he started writing in 1946: “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, but Climategate emails and official responses took almost all of us by complete surprise.

  3. Menicholas says:

    Even worse than factor of 1000. The quoted text says each quad is 28+ quadrillion BTUs, and there would be 25-30 quads.

    • The New York Times is staffed by morons who make numbers up.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Not to mention traitors to the human race like Walter Durante. I do not see much change in the NYT since Walter Durante deliberately lied about Stalin’s Genocide. They still lie to advance the agendas of the enemies of the USA.

        Not only does the NYT still display the Pulitzer won by Durante’s deceit In 2003 the Pulitzer committee upon reexamining Walter Duranty’s Stalin fabrications in the New York Times decided it will not revoke the foreign reporting prize awarded in 1932 to Walter Duranty of The New York Times. http://www.pulitzer.org/durantypressrelease

        How bad were the lies? See for yourself.

        That alone tells you the press is not interested in reporting facts or working in the best interests of the USA.

        Durante was assigned to Soviet Russia in the 1930s to 1950s. The New York Times was at the forefront of those newspapers who deceived the public about conditions in Communist Russia, while Josef Stalin inflicted the famine, now known as the Ukrainian “Holodomor” Famine/Genocide. ( http://www.holodomorct.org/history.html ) These are the same conditions Congressman McFadden mentioned before Congress in 1934. McFadden was drummed out of the Republican party and Congress and called crazy for exposing the truth. [WIKI]

        Walter Durante, after many visits to Salinist Russia reported in the NYT:


        “Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda. There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.”
        (as reported by the New York Times correspondent and Pulitzer-prize winner Walter Duranty)

        Durante is also the guy who created the image of kindly “Uncle Joe” Unfortunately there are still those trying to make Stalin look like “The World’s Greatest Humanitarian.” Dr. R.J. Rummel has tallied the death tolls visited upon their citizens by various 20th century governments. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM

        61,911,000 Murdered: The Soviet Gulag State

        Walter Durante and the New York Times are responsible for the propaganda that resulted in the USA denying these horrors. Some historians consider Duranty’s reports from Moscow to be crucial in the decision taken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to grant the Soviet Union diplomatic recognition in 1933. Bolshevik Karl Radek said that was indeed the case. [WIKI]

        In November 1933, newly elected president Franklin D. Roosevelt, formally recognized Stalin’s Communist government and negotiated a sweeping new trade agreement. The following year, the denial in the West of the horrors inflicted by the Soviet Union thanks to the false reporting of the MSM culminated with the admission of the Soviet Union into the League of Nations. Thus the faltering USSR was shore-up by the United States.

        Was this based on pure ignorance? NO!!!!
        There was ONE JOURNALIST WHO TOLD THE TRUTH. Gareth Jones, a journalist who was murdered in mysterious circumstances in China in 1935. Jones while working for former prime minister David Lloyd George, traveled to Russia and the Ukraine and discovered Stalin’s collectivisation policy had created famine (10 million died. )He witnessed horrific scenes of starvation. But he was shouted down by the likes of the New York Times. Sound familiar?

        • Gail Combs says:

          Don’t miss the fact that Gareth Jones, the journalist who told the truth about Stalin’s Russia was murdered in mysterious circumstances in China in 1935.

          During that same period in the USA:
          McFadden lost his congressional seat in 1934 but continued to be outspoken against the Federal Reserve that funded the Bolshevik Revolution and paved the way for Tr–y’s journey from New York City to Russia. (Yeah, NYC again and notice I can no longer even post the name of the Bolshevik Revolution leader because WordUnimpressed censors it!)

          The first attack on McFadden’s life came in the form of two revolver shots fired at him from ambush. Next, ‘He became violently ill after partaking of food at a political banquet at Washington. His life was only saved from what was subsequently announced as a poisoning by the presence of a physician friend at the banquet, who at once procured a stomach pump and subjected the congressman to emergency treatment.’ The third time was the charm: He died suddenly on October 3, 1936, of a “dose” of “intestinal flu” after attending a banquet in New York City. “intestinal flu” after another banquet??? In NYC??? If you believe that I have this nice bridge I want to sell…..

          Now compare that to the story written in WIKI:


          He was in New York City visiting with his wife and son in late September 1936, when he was taken ill at his hotel and died of coronary thrombosis[24][25] shortly thereafter in the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled, in Manhattan.

          Not one word about the prior assassination attempts. Not one word about attending a banquet where poisoning would be much easier to administer due to assigned seating and temporary hired staff. And what do we have as the very first reference????

          ^ Goldwag, Arthur (2012-09-04). The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 134–. ISBN 9780307742513.

  4. DD More says:

    Will we learn how much closer the total price estimate of several trillion dollars was. Must be getting close if you include the computer models.

  5. omanuel says:

    The best available and most precise scientific measurements and observations indicate the Sun’s pulsar core is the Creator & Sustainer of every atom, life and planet in the Solar System:

    Click to access Solar_Energy.pdf

    According to the 1776 Declaration of Independence, humans were each “endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    There is no role for religious and political tyrants to play in the big scheme of things, except to be servants of the people to ensure they receive their God-given rights.

    That is why arrogant religious leaders and political leaders paid greedy scientists to hide the truth from the public for the past 500 years, since Copernicus first reported in 1543 the Sun controls planet Earth.

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