Executive Intelligence Review
This article appears in the May 13, 2011 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Bertrand Russell from the Grave: Schellnhuber and John Holdren

by Nancy Spannaus

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May 9—It would be a dangerous illusion to think of Hans Joachim (called "John" from childhood) Schellnhuber, lead author of the genocidal tract on deindustrializing the world we discuss above, as a "German" problem, or even a product of Germany. Schellnhuber, like his close colleague John Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor, is the spawn of a global genocide cult established by Lord Bertrand Russell at the beginning of the 20th Century. As with Britain's Hitler project of that century, his aim is "first Germany, then the world."

The essential content of the psychotic proposals of both Schellnhuber and Holdren, directly echoes that of Russell: that mankind is merely a consuming beast whose numbers must be controlled, by harsh and disgusting methods, if necessary. Russell was speaking for the oligarchy into which he was bred—and he was open about it, going so far as to advocate lying to manipulate the population to accept the oligarchy's policy. Schellnhuber's and Holdren's only excuses are that they were born into a culture dominated by Russell's anti-human ideas—and, through their ambitions and high-level sponsorship, have become spokesmen for the oligarchy's genocidal policy.

Should you doubt the insanity of these "experts," a Schellnhuber quote from a March 13, 2009 pre-meeting of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference should dramatize the point. While lying that unless all fossil fuel and nuclear power consumption were shut down immediately, the Earth's temperature would rise by 9°F soon—unless his deindustrialization policy were carried out, Schellnhuber declared:

"In a cynical way, it's a triumph for science, because at last we have stabilized something—namely the estimates for the carrying capacity of the planet, namely below 1 billion people. What a triumph. On the other hand, do we want this alternative? I think we can do much, much better."

Schellnhuber's crazy estimate of a carrying capacity of 1 billion people corresponds to what would happen if mankind were to actually adopt the anti-nuclear, anti-fossil fuel, anti-advanced agriculture, anti-science policies which he and a core group of environmentalist "experts" are pushing around the globe. That's the opposite of what he claims; but whether he's ignorant or lying is not the point. The authors of such tracts have to be removed from positions of power immediately, if the human race is to survive.

Not a 'German' Problem

Schellnhuber's international training began in the early 1980s, when he did his post-doctoral work in mathematical physics at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His specialty, as befits a budding member of a global genocide cult, was "chaos theory."

When he returned to Germany, Schellnhuber went into systems analysis, and eventually, lawfully, found himself in the "global warming" business. From his Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, he was seconded to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from 2002 to 2005, where he became an advisor to then-Prime Minister Tony Blair on climate.

It was during that period that Queen Elizabeth herself sent "John" to see President George W. Bush, and convince him that he had to go along with the global warming fraud. In 2004, he also became a Commander of the Most Excellent Order (CBE) of the British Empire—an "honor" bestowed in Berlin by Queen Elizabeth personally.

Schellnhuber has reportedly been called upon to testifying before Congress a number of times, and in the Fall of 2009, he was in the United States to meet with members of the Obama Administration, and possibly Obama himself, in preparation for the Copenhagen conference, which he considered the "most important meeting in the history of the human species." Upon telling the Obama crew that he thought the U.S. would have to bring itself down to zero carbon emissions by 2020, Schellnhuber was informed that his proposals were "not grounded in political reality," and the Senate would never approve them. He concluded that the United States was "climate illiterate," but has obviously not given up on ramming his program through.

An Alter-Ego in Holdren

Schellnhuber's closest U.S. connection appears to a very highly placed co-thinker, President Obama's head of the Office of Science and Technology, John Holdren. Holdren also began his career in physics, but very early on, he hooked up with one of the most radical environmentalist kooks on the U.S. scene, Paul Ralph Ehrlich. Holdren co-authored an article with Ehrlich in 1969, arguing that, "if the population control measures are not initiated immediately, and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come."

While Holdren may claim that he no longer believes in coercive population control—including through world government measures—as he later espoused, his environmentalist policies say the opposite. Most notable is his opposition to the development of thermonuclear fusion energy, on the grounds that its cheapness and abundance (it uses seawater as a fuel) would encourage people to consume freely! Appropriately, he has a long history of involvement with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the world-government brainchild of genocidalist Russell; Holdren actually received a Nobel Prize on its behalf in 1995.

Schellnhuber and Holdren are longtime collaborators, rubbing shoulders long before Holdren was appointed by Obama. They are both affiliated with the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's Center for International Development. Together, they participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting on Feb. 17, 2007, in a symposium on "Grand Challenges in Sustainability Science." At the time, Holdren was the AAAS president. Schellnhuber became an associate member of the AAAS in 2005.

The mid-2000s marked a heyday for what has come to be known as the Climate Mafia, those so-called scientists who have determined to ignore all evidence contradicting their assertion that man, through his creation of a modern agro-industrial society and the growth of population, has created a climate crisis. Al Gore was given a Nobel Prize in 2006 for his flim-flam film, "An Inconvenient Truth," and a worldwide mobilization got underway in anticipation for the 2009 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as the Copenhagen Conference, where the genocidal nutcases like Prince "I want to be reincarnated as a deadly virus" Philip, who direct the environmental movement from the top, hoped to get agreement on massive cutbacks in industrial activity—and thus, population.

Part of that buildup was carried out by Schellnhuber's Potsdam Institute, which pulled together (with Prince Philip's World Wildlife Fund as a "partner") a conference in October 2007 on "Global Sustainability: A Nobel Cause," and got dozens of "experts" to sign on to a policy for a "Great Transformation" for deindustrialization. This was a precursor to Schellnhuber's recent "master plan for a Great Transformation," now issued from his position as Environmental Advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Aspen Institute's "2009 Energy Solutions Summit" brought Schellnhuber together with various Obama Administration officials, including Holdren and two top U.S. Department of Energy officials, as well as other environmentalists from academia and private think tanks, in hopes of forming the "consensus" for Copenhagen. Behind closed doors (no reporters or transcripts allowed, per Chatham House rules), they forged a "Global GreenPrint," from which a "to-do" list was compiled, including a letter to President Obama, and policies for government departments.

In that same year, Schellnhuber participated in a conference pulled together by no less a genocidalist than Britain's Prince Charles, who assembled 60 Nobel laureates at the St. James Palace to issue a memorandum that demanded an end to "carbon-intensive economies." While Holdren does not seem to have been present, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu participated in this effort.

For a number of years, a group calling itself the "Climate Change Emergency Medical Response" has frequently cited Schellnhuber and Holdren in the same breath. The group identifies itself as follows:

"We are professionals concerned about climate change and anyone else who agrees with Al Gore, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, eminent senior climate change scientists such as James Hansen, John Holdren, Hans Schellnhuber, and Bill Hare, that we are beyond dangerous interference with the climate system, and have reached a state of planetary emergency."

A recent statement by this outfit calls upon the medical profession to treat climate change, that is, "dangerous anthropogenic interference (DAI) with the climate system," as a medical emergency. "Obviously the world is now far beyond DAI," the statement declares, "and fortunately this has been acknowledged by long-standing climate change scientists such as James Hansen, John Holdren, Hans Schellnhuber, Bill Hare, and Andrew Glickson."

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