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.
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.”
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.’