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  1. My reply:

    The anthropogenic global warming (AGW) religion fanatics attack William “Will” Happer like hunting dogs, because although he hasn’t got one of those phony “climate science” degrees, they know he’s one of the top physicists in the world, and doesn’t have to have atmospheric physics taught to him but can do it himself. All of these attacks are pure ad hominem, trying to make smoke when there’s no fire. So what if he takes a few bucks from fossil fuel companies eager to hear him speak the truth? That’s peanuts compared to his big fat Princeton salary. He values his rep and doesn’t sell his opinions to the higher bidder, else he could make far more by joining the AGW bandwagon, even becoming a budding billionaire like Al Gore.

    Listen to his own words:

    “I believe that the increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind. I predict that future historians will look back on this period much as we now view the period just before the passage of the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution to prohibit ‘the manufacturing, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors.’ At the time, the 18th amendment seemed to be exactly the right thing to do – who wanted to be in league with demon rum? It was the 1917 version of saving the planet. More than half the states enacted prohibition laws before the 18th amendment was ratified. Only one state, Rhode Island, voted against the 18th amendment. Two states, Illinois and Indiana, never got around to voting and all the rest voted for it.
    There were many thoughtful people, including a majority of Rhode Islanders, who thought that prohibition might do more harm than good. But they were completely outmatched by the temperance movement, whose motives and methods had much in common with the movement to stop climate change. Deeply sincere people thought they were saving humanity from the evils of alcohol, just as many people now sincerely think they are saving humanity from the evils of CO2. Prohibition was a mistake, and our country has probably still not fully recovered from the damage it did. Institutions like organized crime got their start in that era. Drastic limitations on CO2 are likely to damage our country in analogous ways.”

    “The demonized chemical compound is a boon to plant life and has little correlations with global temperature.”

    “A thousand parts per million of CO2 would actually help the planet… If you look around the world, many greenhouse operators put several thousand parts per million into their greenhouses.”

    “There’s a whole area of climate so-called science that is really more like a cult… it’s like Hare Krishna or something like that. They’re glassy-eyed and they chant. It will potentially harm the image of all science.”

    Happer is known for his observation that there is a “CO2 drought”, which makes AGW true believers see red.
    If you don’t think the AGW true believers filling the answers space in this article aren’t knowingly misrepresenting him as a “climate denier” in order to keep people from examining his views for themselves, here’s a direct Happer quote:

    “CO2 does indeed cause some warming of our planet, and we should thank Providence for that, because without the greenhouse warming of CO2 and its more potent partners, water vapor and clouds, the earth would be too cold to sustain its current abundance of life. Other things being equal, more CO2 will cause more warming. The question is how much warming, and whether the increased CO2 and the warming it causes will be good or bad for the planet.”

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