William Happer is one of the greatest scientists in the world.
The type of research he has been doing for decades, is beyond my ability to adequately summarise (or even understand), but suffice it to say that William is extraordinarily experienced in atomic physics, nuclear energy, and climate science. Visit his page on Princeton’s website for a better breakdown.
Based on his extensive climate change knowledge, he was also an official advisor to the administrations of Bill Clinton (who fired him) and Donald Trump (who he fired).
No climate emergency
William’s stance on the sun is the same as that of solar physicist Valentina Zharkova, which is that the hot ball of burning gas in the sky primarily drives Earth’s temperature, followed by a host of secondary drivers like water vapour, clouds, oceans, and so on.
Carbon Dioxide is neither a pollutant nor a meaningful influencer of temperature. In fact, as he and other scientists (like Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore) explicitly explain, CO2 is critical since we (and animals and plants) are carbon-based lifeforms. If there is too little CO2 in the atmosphere, then life ends.
Furthermore, CO2 levels have fluctuated throughout Earth’s history, independently of temperature, and with no help from humans or animals.
William chatted about
- his background;
- advising the administrations of Clinton and Trump;
- electric cars and batteries;
- the benefits of nuclear energy;
- the exaggerated dangers of radiation;
- Carbon Dioxide versus temperature; and
- why climate science is completely politicised.