Distinguished Princeton Physicist Likens Climate Movement To “Madness”…A “Bizarre Environmental Cult”

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At COP 25 in Madrid, Princeton physicist and former President Trump advisor Prof. em. William Happer spoke on the “false pretenses of a climate emergency” and called the climate protection movement a “bizarre environmental cult”, “absurd” and “madness”.

The distinguished professor said, “It’s too bad we are here on false pretenses, wasting our time talking about a non-existent climate emergency.”

“Bizarre environmental cult”

Some 25,000 delegates have flown into Madrid to express their panic over a perceived climate emergency and to pressure governments to take radical actions to profoundly alter human behavior.

Happer added: “I hope sooner or later enough people will recognize the phoniness of this bizarre environmental cult and bring it to an end.”

In his talk, Happer warned leading politicians against viewing combatting CO2 as a religion, and cautioned it could end up badly when millions of people become obsessed with a single delusion and become stark-raving mad at climate. He said there’s been “so much brainwashing that it’s going to be difficult to bring people back to reality.”

The distinguished Princeton professor said the focus needs to be on pollution, and not CO2, and that solar energy and wind energy blight the environment and don’t work very well.

Only very little impact on climate

On the physics of CO2 trapping heat, Happer presents a CO2 chart and suggests that doubling the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere will have very little impact on climate and that he “can guarantee that no one who knows anything about science can dispute this curve. That’s the truth.”

“Absolute madness”

Taking action based on the curves that show CO2 has little effect, Happer says this is “absolute madness.”

The Princeton physicist also believes the climate models greatly exaggerate the warming and that the trace gas is in fact beneficial to the planet. Today atmospheric concentrations are extremely low compared to previous geological times:

The extra CO2 recently added into the atmosphere has in fact led to a greening of the planet, Happer shows.

“Phony consensus”

Next Happer called the often claimed 97% consensus among scientists “phony” and that science is determined by observation, “not votes”. “Scientific consensus is often wrong,” Happer showed.

Happer summarized that CO2’s impact has been exaggerated “by a factor of 2 to 4”, and that overall a little extra CO2 in the atmosphere is beneficial to vegetation and agriculture.

The whole CO2/climate worry “is absolutely absurd. It’s a cult,” Happer concludes.

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16 responses to “Distinguished Princeton Physicist Likens Climate Movement To “Madness”…A “Bizarre Environmental Cult””

  1. Mike

    This doesn’t makes sense. Happer is well known as a climate sceptic so how can he be allowed to speak at COP25?

  2. Lincoln Annie

    I hope he doesn’t mind being burned at the stake.

  3. tom0mason

    As this planet appears to be heading into a cooling phase, it is truly mad that people are protesting about a ‘Climate Crisis’ caused by (a belief) the planet overheating.

    Generally the pattern has been when the planet’s climate is in a warm phase life on Earth has flourishes, during climatically cooler periods life – all life — diminishes.
    Also historical records show that usually warming proceeds rapidly to a peak, then initially quite rapidly falls before proceeding to long periods of slow cooling decline. Wash, rinse, repeat … see http://www.climate4you.com/images/VostokTemp0-420000%20BP.gif

    We are currently in a period of mass hysteria and it appears yet to peak.

  4. Harry Dale Huffman

    Happer is a “lukewarmer”, meaning he believes in the “greeenhoue effect”, only thinks it less effective than the insane “warmists”.

    I won’t burden anyone who by now doesn’t want to exert further effort in these continual vain “debates”. For those who do, I offer a little tour through my more recent comments, in the context of Dr. Happer as a President’s Advisor:

    american thinker

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  6. RickWill

    From July 2019 till October 2019, the atmosphere lost 994Gt of H2O, which we are often told is the “most powerful greenhouse gas”.

    During this massive loss of water vapour from the atmosphere, OLR dropped by 4.8W/sq.m.

    Think about that – water vapour went down and so did OLR. Water vapour and OLR both cycle up and down in concert every year. Someone needs to tell the IPCC they have it horribly wrong.

    1. tom0mason

      And the upper atmosphere appears to be getting moister …
      ‘Increasing water vapor in the stratosphere and mesosphere after 2002’
      see https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337058595_Increasing_water_vapor_in_the_stratosphere_and_mesosphere_after_2002

  7. Yonason

    The Reason This Scam Keeps Going

    Don’t think the politicians and activist “scientists” are just mistaken, and if shown the facts they will come to their senses. They are crooks, and facts will not deter them. The only thing that will stop them is incarceration for the many other crimes they have committed.

  8. Fatima

    Thank you

  9. Brian G Valentine

    i’m pleased to say I have know Dr. Happer for over 30 years, he’s a model of integrity and rational thinking.

    Dr. Happer was fired from his administrative position at the US Department of Energy because his views on “climate change” differed from those of Vice President Al Gore.

    Dr. Happper and I disagree on the existence of the Greenhouse Effect – he claims that it violates no laws of physics, I don’t believe the effect is within the realm of physical possibility, but from a purely empirical standpoint, an effect cannot be measured even in principle, which is entirely equivalent to saying that the effect does not exist.

  10. Zoe Phin
  11. Derg

    “Some 25,000 delegates have flown into Madrid to express their panic over a perceived climate emergency and to pressure governments to take radical actions to profoundly alter human behavior.”

    Hookers and blow have been flown in too

    1. Yonason

      “Hookers and blow have been flown in too”

      That should “radically alter” some “human behavior.”

      I can’t imagine Obama passing it up.
      https://www.newsmax.com/LowellPonte/Obama-Autobiography-dog-Romney/2012/04/20/id/436539/

  12. Petit_Barde

    As Dr Happer says, before building any assumption, not to mention any theory on the warming effect of CO2 concentration, one should look at the data.
    In this presentation, Murry Salby shows a cross-correlation diagram (using 40 years of measured global temps and CO2 concentration) :

    https://youtu.be/2ROw_cDKwc0?t=560

    This diagram clearly shows a positive correlation from global temps to CO2 concentration (right part of the cross-correlation diagram).
    But where is the positive correlation from CO2 concentration to global temps (left part of the cross-correlation diagram) ?

    When a theory does not fit the observations in the actual world (here, the Earth’s atmosphere), the theory is wrong (or at least, incomplete), even if it is correct (and it IS correct) in a laboratory experiment.

  13. Jim Ring

    IPCC Third Assessment Report
    Chapter 14
    Section 14.2.2.2
    Last paragraph:

    “In sum, a strategy must recognize what is possible. In climate research and modelling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”

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