A true-to-the-data expert testified to Congress as to the minimal effect of any man-caused carbon dioxide emissions, about there being no change in the slow, millennia-old rise of sea levels, and about there being no "hockey stick curve" in any true data involved in all of the above.
Link to: article in Climate Depot, "Prominent Princeton Scientist Dr. Happer Testifies to Congress: 'Warming and Increased CO2 will be Good for Mankind'"One of numerous Happer quotes that Barack Obama doesn't want you spending time with, on the Internet:
Link to: Dr. Happer's testimony before the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, U.S. House of Representatives, May 2oth, 2010.
In the very near future, I.O. hopes to catch up with the Viscount Christopher Monckton of Benchley, to gain from his perspective on the current assaults on America and God-ordained nationhood across the world, in the subterfuge diplomacy and actual war being waged, since last Fall's Copenhagen Conference.I keep hearing about the “pollutant CO2,” or about “poisoning the atmosphere” with CO2, or about minimizing our “carbon footprint.” This brings to mind a comment by George Orwell: “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving “pollutant” and “poison” of their original meaning. Our exhaled breath contains about 4% CO2. That is 40,000 parts per million, or about 100 times the current atmospheric concentration. CO2 is absolutely essential for life on earth. Commercial greenhouse operators often use CO2 as a fertilizer to improve the health and growth rate of their plants. Plants, and our own primate ancestors evolved when the levels of atmospheric CO2 were at least 1000 ppm, a level that we will probably not reach by burning fossil fuels, and far above our current level of about 380 ppm. We try to keep CO2 levels in our US Navy submarines no higher than 8,000 parts per million, about 20 time current atmospheric levels. Few adverse effects are observed at even higher levels.