Trump adds physicist Will Happer, climate science opponent, to White House staff

Posted: September 5, 2018 by oldbrew in climate, News, Politics
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The climate alarmist targets of the professor’s ‘glassy-eyed cultists‘ jibe won’t take kindly to this. If their chances of selling fast-approaching doom and gloom to the President were low before, they must be close to zero now.

Princeton academic has said carbon dioxide buildup benefits planet.

William Happer, a physics professor and vocal critic of mainstream climate science, has joined the White House as a top adviser, says Sciencemag.

Happer, 79, told E&E News in email that he began serving yesterday on the National Security Council as the senior director for emerging technologies.

NSC officials confirmed Happer’s new role but declined to provide further detail about the appointment, which CNN first reported.

When asked about his new NSC role, Happer said he would do his best to ensure that federal policy decisions “are based on sound science and technology.”

An emeritus physics professor at Princeton University and a former Energy Department official under former President George H.W. Bush’s administration in the 1990s, Happer is well-known for his public criticism of mainstream climate modeling and his ties to the Trump administration.

Happer last year was considered a leading candidate to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and met with the president in Trump Tower before the inauguration. Happer told E&E News in an interview earlier this year that Trump asked him about Russia during that meeting (Climatewire, Jan. 25).

Happer told The Scientist that the significance of climate change has been “tremendously exaggerated” and has “become sort of a cult movement in the last five or ten years.” Happer also said President Trump, who has referred to climate change as a Chinese hoax, agreed with his assessment.
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Happer has accused both NOAA and NASA of manipulating temperature records and claimed that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would accentuate plant life, citing satellite data showing a greening of the planet.

“The public in general doesn’t realize that from the point of view of geological history, we are in a CO2 famine,” he told E&E News during the interview in January.

Full report here.

  1. cognog2 says:

    A good move. Just hope he can deal with the flac. The green blob will be spitting mad and will get nasty.

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    wow! umbrellas and raincoats advised unless you want to get the results of exploding heads on ya, ha ha ha! This will surely be all over the LSM on how PDT is endangering the lives of our grandchildren by killing the planet with the Satanic Gases.

  3. oldbrew says:

    cognog – when were the green blob not nasty, if opposed?

    Anyway, ‘senior director for emerging technologies’ sounds fairly innocuous 😎

  4. Bitter@twisted says:

    Brilliant appointment by President Trump.
    Professor Happer has more brains in his little toe than the entire climate “science” community.

  5. cognog2 says:

    Sadly can’t answer that Olbrew 😑

  6. oldbrew says:

    Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: Man-made global warming is ‘a house of cards’ – A ‘truly mad issue’

    By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot June 11, 2015

    “Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, nor will it cause catastrophic global warming,” Happer explained to the audience at the The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (#ICCC10).
    – – –
    Lubos Motl: Will Happer hired as Trump’s new tech adviser

    [Happer] has written numerous articles that are “mainly” about the infrared absorption bands and Google Scholar finds over 1,000 articles that contain his name as well as “infrared”. So when it comes to the main physical effect that is supposed to drive “climate change”, he’s not only an expert. He’s one of the world’s leading experts. CNN and doomsaying crackpots in general surely find this fact inconvenient but this inconvenience doesn’t make it less true.

  7. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Heads exploding 😂

  8. Greenpeace will predictably say he’s a shill of ‘Big Oil’, but to do so, they’ll have to point to ‘evidence’ they felt compelled to concoct, which they used in their subsequent ambush of him immediately before U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s Dec 2015 Senate hearing. As I described here, , the only thing Greenpeace’s embarrassing stunt accomplished was to reveal how they NEVER had evidence proving skeptic scientists are paid to spread false information.

  9. gallopingcamel says:

    A stake through the heart of bad public policy based on climate alarmism.

  10. tom0mason says:

    Excellent news.
    Now Mr. Trump put David Dilly as the overseer to the National Weather Service (NWS).

    (see for some of his views on weather cycles.)