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Trump’s newest hire thinks climate science is like Nazi propaganda, says Joe Romm
And he is right about that. It's a prime example of the Nazi slogan: "Tell a big enough lie often enough and people will believe it"
The screed below from professional Warmist Joe Romm offers no argument that references Nazism -- as I just did. He does not consider the comparison. He just resorts to the old argument of desperation: "But this is absurd".
So Bastasch in his prior article was a true prophet. The appointment DID freak out the Warmists. See below
I have reproduced below only Romm's opening blast. The rest of his article consists of showing that Warmists disagree with Happer on various things. Warmism may be Gospel to Romm but skeptics find many holes in it -- so quoting fellow Warmists is convincing only to those who are already believers. It will convince no-one else
But I can't leave alone one outright falsehood in Romm's article. He's such a non-scientist that he probably doesn't even know it is a falsehood. Romm says:
"Yes, more CO2 can help plants grow — if they also get more water and other nutrients".
Enough remains of my long-lost Botany studies to know exactly why that is the reverse of the truth. What happens under high CO2 conditions is that the plants get their "fix" of CO2 more quickly and so can close the stomata (tiny holes) on their leaves more quickly. So they lose moisture through open stomata less. So they can actually get by with LESS water under high CO2 conditions -- quite the opposite of needing more. But don't take my rough explanation for it. Check it up in any botany textbook -- probably under "transpiration" or "stomata"
Romm probably thought the relationship between CO2 uptake and water uptake was obvious but science is full of non-obvious truths. Romm has degrees but no academic publications
President Donald Trump just appointed William Happer for the key job of “senior director for emerging technologies” at the National Security Council.
But Happer literally believes that more carbon pollution “would be a benefit” to humanity, as he wrote in a widely mocked 2013 Wall Street Journal op-ed headlined “In Defense of Carbon Dioxide.”
So much for finding someone who understands that perhaps the most crucial emerging technologies for the security of America and all of humanity involve reducing carbon pollution. Sadly this continues the trend of this administration ceding the biggest job creating sector of the next few decades — clean energy — to the Chinese and Europeans, who are betting tens of billions of dollars on it.
Happer, a Princeton theoretical physicist is one of the most extreme climate science deniers, and someone who directly compared the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon dioxide causes global warming to Nazi “propaganda.”
“This is George Orwell. This is the ‘Germans are the master race. The Jews are the scum of the earth.’ It’s that kind of propaganda,” Happer told The Daily Princetonian in 2009. “Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Every time you exhale, you exhale air that has 4 percent carbon dioxide. To say that that’s a pollutant just boggles my mind. What used to be science has turned into a cult.”
In 2014, he told CNBC, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews.”
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