Trump meets with Dr. Will Happer who, in 2015, declared UN climate "policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?"
Happer in 2017 ‘outraged by distortions of CO2 & climate intoned by hapless, scientifically-illiterate newscasters’
Happer in 2016: ‘If global warming were any other branch of science it would have been abandoned a long time ago’
Happer to U.S. Senate: The Earth is currently in a ‘CO2 ‘famine.’
President-Elect Donald Trump met with prominent Princeton University physics professor Dr. Will Happer, an outspoken climate skeptic, on Friday in New York. See: Washington Post: Trump meets with Princeton physicist who says global warming is good for us
Happer, who has authored 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, has testified to the U.S. Senate that the Earth is currently in a ‘CO2 ‘famine.’ Happer explained to Congress in 2009: ”Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind…’CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning,” Happer added.
In 2014, Happer ridiculed “global warming” fears. “The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing CO2 will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science,” he noted. He also ripped the EPA’s climate policies in 2016, declaring: “The EPA is just completely bonkers, CO2 will benefit the Earth.”
Princeton University also has another prominent climate skeptic. Renowned Princeton Physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘I’m 100% Democrat and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on climate issue, and the Republicans took the right side’
Happer’s meeting with Trump gave rise to speculation about a role in the administration.
The Washington Post reported
: “Happer did not answer questions on his way into the elevator to meet with Trump, according to pool reports. He did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Post. E&E News, which was apparently first to report on the meeting, noted that it was ‘unclear’ whether Happer might be under consideration for energy or science positions in the administration. There certainly remain many of those to fill.”
Climate skeptics would rejoice at the prospect of Happer joining a Trump administration. Happer served as the former director of DOE’s Office of Energy Research — now the Office of Science — from 1991 until 1993.
Happer has also directed his scientific ire at the United Nations, declaring that policies to combat “global warming” are “based on nonsense.” “Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?,” he asked. (See: Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’
“Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now. Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the Holocene (geologic epoch) – 280 (parts per million – ppm) – that’s unheard of. Most of the time [CO2 levels] have been at least 1000 (ppm) and it’s been quite higher than that,” Happer told the Senate Committee. “Earth was just fine in those times,” Happer added. “The oceans were fine, plants grew, animals grew fine. So it’s baffling to me that we’re so frightened of getting nowhere close to where we started,” Happer explained.
Happer was also featured in the 2016 theatrically released skeptical film Climate Hustle.
Buy now – The Reviews Are in! ‘Climate Hustle’ is ‘the most dangerous documentary of year’ – ‘Wickedly effective use of slapstick humor’ – ‘Lays waste to Gore’ – ‘Brutal & Extremely Funny’
Washington Post: Trump meets with Princeton physicist who says global warming is good for us
Yes, Donald Trump met with Al Gore. But on Friday, according to the Trump transition team, the president-elect also met with William Happer, a Princeton professor of physics who has been a prominent voice in questioning whether we should be concerned about human-caused climate change. In 2015 Senate testimony, Happer argued that the “benefits that more [carbon dioxide] brings from increased agricultural yields and modest warming far outweigh any harm.”
Ex-Bush adviser, CO2 enthusiast meets with Trump – He was director of DOE’s Office of Energy Research — now the Office of Science — from 1991 until 1993, and “wore a dual hat” as the president’s science and technology adviser, according to DOE. He’s listed on Princeton’s website as the Cyrus Fogg Brackett professor of physics. In testimony before a Senate subcommittee last year, Happer said, “For many decades, the citizens of the USA and of much of the world have been flooded with the message that CO2 is ‘carbon pollution.’ We are supposed to trust our government and selfless [nongovernmental organizations] for instructions on how to save the planet. Much of the message is false, but its purveyors control key positions in the media, in the government, in scientific societies, in charitable foundations, etc. This makes it difficult to get out the truth that climate science is far from ‘settled.’ He’s on the board of directors of the CO2 Coalition, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate “thought leaders, policymakers and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy.”
Flashback 2008: Prominent Scientist Fired By Gore Says Warming Alarm ‘Mistaken’
Flashback 2009: Prominent Scientist Tells Congress: Earth in ‘CO2 Famine’
Watch Happer testify to U.S. Senate and debate Sen. Boxer:
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer in 2017 ‘outraged by distortions of CO2 & climate intoned by hapless, scientifically-illiterate newscasters’ Dr. Happer: ‘I can’t see any reason to reduce CO2 emissions. Doubling or quadrupling current CO2 levels will be good for the world. The economic burdens you talk about are all pain with no gain for most of the world.’
‘I don’t question that the earth has warmed since the end of the Little Ice Age, but I am persuaded that most of the warming was due to natural causes, about which the governments can do nothing.’
‘Isn’t the freedom to think what we like and say what we think at the very heart of the scientific endeavor? If so, then how did we get ourselves into this fix? The situation seems to many of us to be truly scandalous — one that historians of science are going to be making hay out of for decades and centuries to come.’
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The EPA is just completely bonkers’ – ‘CO2 will benefit the Earth’ Dr. Happer: “The EPA is just completely bonkers,” the professor exclaimed, pointing to the agency’s bizarre and harmful war on the gas of life. “We should tell the truth: CO2 will benefit the Earth.”
Watch: Dr. Will Happer shares his hatemail: ‘You are a [email protected] uneducated Nazi. I hope you hang by the neck until you are dead’
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer on AGW: ‘Data has been manipulated, honest scientific debate has been stifled, educational institutions have been turned into brain-washing centers for the cause’
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing CO2 will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science’ Climate expert William Happer, from Princeton University: “No chemical compound in the atmosphere has a worse reputation than CO2, thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control and energy production. The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.’
Happer: “To the extent it is settled, it indicates no cause for alarm or for extreme measures. Indeed, a dispassionate analysis of the science indicates that more CO2 will bring benefits, not harm, to the world.”
Watch: Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The Myth of Carbon Pollution’ – ‘Carbon pollution’ is a propaganda slogan…It is not science’
On October 15, 2014 Dr. William Happer, Chairman of the George C. Marshall Institute, discussed “The Myth of Carbon Pollution.”
Full PowerPoint here.
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Key excerpts: Happer: ‘Carbon pollution’ is a propaganda slogan for the campaign against carbon dioxide (CO2). It is not science. Atmospheric CO2 is not a pollutant but is essential for plant growth. nCurrent CO2 levels are far below optimum for most plants, and far below norms of geological history, when CO2 concentrations averaged several times higher than present values. Contrary to unambiguous computer predictions, there has been no statistically significant surface warming in at least 15 years. There is not the slightest evidence that more CO2has caused more extreme weather or accelerated sea level rise. Nor is there the slightest support for the notion that government control of CO2 will ‘stop climate change.’
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘To have honorary degrees showered on Al Gore when he doesn’t even get the hurricane direction right on the cover of his book, what sort of movement is this?’
Watch Now: Princeton U. Physicist Dr. Will Happer on CNBC on benefits of rising CO2: ‘1,000 ppm of CO2 would be beneficial for the productivity of agriculture’ – Happer’s key points: 400 ppm of CO2 is nothing special, 1,000 ppm of CO2 would be beneficial for the productivity of agriculture – which has already gone up a little bit, thanks to the slightly increased CO2 levels. The Earth has seen concentrations as high as 4,000 ppm or higher. It wasn’t during the era of humans – but the era of humans is a tiny fraction of the Earth’s history and when CO2 was around 4,000 ppm, our primate ancestors – whose physiology and climatic preferences don’t really differ from ours – were already alive.
Sea Level sanity from Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘I can’t see how a sea level rise of less than 1 foot in a century makes any difference, and it certainly is no reason for busybody politicians to launch grand schemes in a variant of the old protection racket of organized crime’
Happer: ‘The sea level has been rising since about 1800, at the end of the ‘little ice age’,’ a period of cooling that stretched for a few hundred years…’Assuming that the high rate of rise continued for a century, there would be a rise of about 10 inches by the year 2113. This is much less than the difference between high and low tide for most localities’
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The contemporary ‘climate crusade’ has much in common with the medieval crusades’
Prominent Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘In a time of serious world problems, wasteful expenditures justified by nonproblems like CO2 make no sense’
Happer: ‘Even if we could hold CO2 levels fixed, the climate would continue to change because of other influences…Additional important climate drivers include complicated fluctuations of major oceanic currents and volcanic eruptions’