The following interview is precious. In the future people will look back at these Dark Ages and equate the evil cult of climate alarmists and humanity haters with the Spanish Inquisition
Prof. William Happer was appointed special advisor to the White House, at the age of 80. His efforts to have a proper debate on the issues of climate change and put a stop to the hysteria were deemed too politically sensitive ( would affect voting). He did however,persuade Pres. Trump to have a review against all the advice of those surrounding him.
The honourable Professor William Happer debunks the non scientific narrative that has created climate alarmism in its negative portrayal of CO2. Beginning with the Ozone hole that became the mantra of climate science in the 1980s and 90s, how the hole is quite possible always been there. Its size since the Montreal Protocol ban on freon refridgerants has not altered but saw Dupont make huge profits from their freon-free refridgerants which replaced the existing type that were safer, non-toxic, more efficient and cheaper.
Carbon Dioxide is what drives life on Earth. The growth of plants depends on CO2. The present amount of CO2 is much lower than levels that have prevailed over geological history. CO2 levels have been 2 or 3x greater than they are now. We probably don`t have enough fossil fuels around to restore those levels where plants evolved and where they function best.
The small amount of increase over the last 200 years has caused greening all around the Earth. You can see that from satellites. Over the past 2 or 3 decades, Earth is getting greener, especially arid regions, the edges of the great deserts are shrinking. They are shrinking because of more CO2. One of the main benefits is if there is more CO2, plants can live with less water.They don`t waste as much water. The `little mouths, stomata (that`s what it means) they don`t open as wide. The problem with sucking CO2 out of the air which is what plants have to do, is that for every CO2 molecule that difuses into the leaves, the plant looses a hundred water molecules difusing the other way. So this is a real dilemma for the plant. It absolutely has to have CO2 to make sugar and grow but it needs the water too. And so it is wasting lots and lots of water.So it partially fixes that by increasing the concentration of CO2. Plants only put as many holes in their leaves as they absolutely need to get CO2. They grow leaves with fewer holes (stomata) in them so they don`t leak as much water. Plants have to have CO2 to make sugar and grow. The benefit of more CO2 is it makes plants more resistant to drought and making them grow in regions that used to be to dry to grow at all.
There are other advantages too but they are more subtle.
Prof Happer continues to explain the role of an enzyme called RUBISCO, an ancient evolutionary molecule that evolved when the atmosphere did not contain much oxygen, only water vapour,CO2 and nitrogen. As the oxygen levels rose in the air, it became toxic to the RUBISCO molecule which is how the anti-oxidant function evolved. (Inside plant cells the enzyme ribulose bisphoshate carboxylse creates organic carbon from the inorganic CO2 in the air)
On carbon dioxide being a greenhouse gas. Prof Happer says yes, that is right. CO2 lets sunlight in but stops sunlight going out. It is opaque to thermal radiation but transparent to sunlight.That is the definition of a greenhouse gas.However Earth radiates infra red into space which stops the temperature of earth getting hotter and hotter. Therefor adding CO2 does not really affect anything. The Earth has its own balancing system.
If the alarmists really want a stable population they should encourage prosperity all around the world but especially in Africa, South America and India, regions where they are not yet wealthy and they should be wealthy, why shouldn`t they be as wealthy as Europeans or Japanese. The more wealthy they are, the slower the population growth will be. When the world is prosperous, as long as things are not derailed, the problem will be maintaining the population numbers as people tend to have fewer children in good economic circumstances.
4 Nov 2022
and below is an example of the shockingly blatant falsification of data to fit the global warming theory:
Source: Hugo Kruger
“We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period!”
Dr David Deming’s statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works on December 6, 2006. In 1995 a leading scientist emailed him saying “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period”. On Thursday December 15, I will be joined by Gregory Whitestone to talk about the History of the Medieval Warm Period, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIyWp…