Physicist – CO2 does not cause climate change, it RESPONDS to it – Video

More CO2 would actually help the planet , says Professor William Happer of Princeton University.  CO2 can actually be beneficial to an ecosystem rather than a burden

Highlights of the video:

Is there a correlation between CO2 and temperature?

Happer: “Yes. (However), temperature always changes first, and CO2 follows.”

Host: (2:39 into the video):  “Has there been any global increase in temperature since 1998?”

Happer’s clear and simple answer: “No.”

Happer (3:48 in): A thousand parts per million (ppm) of CO2 would actually help the planet.

How? Because agricultural productivity would go up.

Several thousand ppm in greenhouses

Happer: “if you look around the world, many greenhouse operators put several thousand parts per million into their greenhouses.

Host: “Would there be any negative effects on humans from breathing a trhousand parts per million?

Happer: “No, absolutely not.” Our primate ancestors were here roughly 70 to 80 million years ago when CO2 levels were 3,000 parts per million. That’s when we evolved. “So it was ten times what it is now.”

Happer: “We also let our sailors in submarines live in atmospheres that are several thousand parts per million.”

Glacier Bay glaciers disappeared long before any increase in CO2

Happer (6:20 in): “The glaciers in Alaska’s Glacier Bay are all gone. They disappeared in  the 1800s.”

Happer: “In fact, that was one of the most famous trips of John Muir. Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, was visiting Glacier Bay in 1879, and he pointed out all the glaciers were gone. That was long before there was any increase of CO2.”

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Professor Happer and former astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt co-authored an article entitled “In Defense of Carbon Dioxide,” published in The Wall Street Journal in mid 2013. The above interview, in 2014, came as a result of that article.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323528404578452483656067190


6 thoughts on “Physicist – CO2 does not cause climate change, it RESPONDS to it – Video”

  1. Indeed, as Prof. Happer mentioned,
    “Glacier Bay glaciers disappeared long before any increase in CO2”, i.e. starting at about 250 years ago.

    Prof. Happer would be a great Senior Science Advisor to the US President.

  2. EPA has to cancel it’s endangernment finding for Co2 .
    As soon as this happens, climate funding and Co2 taxation is finished.

  3. At the moment it is used as a boost for industry to get economic growth again. So you’re paying tax for that goal.

  4. Good news.

    The following is a headline from the Washington Post a few weeks back.
    “Trump meets with Princeton physicist who says global warming is good for us.”

  5. Quote:
    “A photograph taken on the west shoreline of Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska on September 2, 1892 shows the more than 100-meter (328-feet) high, more than 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide tidewater terminus of the glacier. Some icebergs, evidence of recent calving, can be seen floating in Muir Inlet.”
    http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/03/photos-taken-100-years-apart-show-how.html
    The Site reports glacial activity during the 1940s
    Photograph taken on August 13, 1941, shows the lower reaches of Muir Glacier, then a large, tidewater calving valley glacier and its tributary Riggs Glacier. The ice thickness in the centre of the photographs is more than 0.7 kilometres.
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/-vDbSAjaWYfk/VPrh4lGwmFI/AAAAAAABACk/RbmUlAFIDII/alaska-glaciers-13%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800
    Now in 2004:
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/-2H7LSARdG_g/VPrh6NITeII/AAAAAAABACs/PDNR9qf_UNQ/alaska-glaciers-12%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800
    Comment:
    The point of the above is simple, since 1934 to 2008 we have experienced 6 of the highest output solar cycles since 1780 plus one low output AMP affected cycle SC20.Warm sea water causes tidal terminus glaciers to retreat, rises in CO2 lag the rise in temperature of Sea Water by 10 to 15 years.
    It is entirely consistent that CO2 will continue rise for another 6 years before pausing and then falling, lagging behind the falling world temperatures mid-way though SC25.

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