This is absolutely classic Trump. The man who believes that global warming is a Chinese hoax to destroy America’s economy, is creating a panel called the Presidential Committee on Climate Security to cast doubt on global warming. And the man he’s putting in charge of it is totally unqualified and is an absolute crackpot who thinks those who doubt global warming are treated just like the Nazis treated the Jews.
Happer, however, has claimed rising carbon dioxide levels not only aren’t harmful but also are actually beneficial.
“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” Happer said on “Squawk Box” on CNBC in 2014. He added: “Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews.”…
In a 2017 interview with ProPublica, he said the word “denier,” which is applied to people such as himself who reject the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change, was “carefully chosen to make me look like a Nazi sympathizer.”…In an interview with The Best Schools, he managed to name-check the Salem witch trials, the French revolution, the Soviet purge and the Nazis in defense of those such as himself.
And in 2009, he called climate science a “cult” and said that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Then he dropped another Nazi comparison to those who believe in the science of climate change.
“This is George Orwell. This is ‘’The Germans are the master race. The Jews are the scum of the earth,’” he said. “It’s that kind of propaganda.”
Happer is a physicist, but not a climatologist and he’s never done a shred of research on global warming. He’s just convinced that more carbon dioxide in the air will turn earth into a paradise. And he loves his Nazi references. In Trump’s mind, of course, this makes him the most qualified person ever to head such a panel. I mean, why listen to those neophytes at NASA and NOAA, or even at the Pentagon. Every government agency says that global warming is very real, largely caused by man, and that we must take steps to reduce it and adjust to its effects in order to protect human life and national security. So of course Trump ignores all of them.