William Happer quotes

  • With each passing year, experimental observations further undermine the claim of a large positive feedback from water. In fact, observations suggest that the feedback is close to zero or may even be negative.
    -- William Happer

    #Zero #Years #Water

  • About fifty million years ago...geological evidence indicates CO2 levels were several thousand ppm, much higher than now. And life flourished abundantly.
    -- William Happer

    #Years #Levels #Fifty

  • No chemical compound in the atmosphere has a worse reputation than CO2, thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control and energy production. The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.
    -- William Happer

    #Government #Atmosphere #Essentials

  • The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.
    -- William Happer

    #World #Lists #Belief

  • I am not a climatologist, but I don't think any of the other witnesses are either. I do work in the related field of atomic, molecular and optical physics. I have spent my professional life studying the interactions of visible and infrared radiation with gases - one of the main physical phenomena behind the greenhouse effect. I have published over 200 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.
    -- William Happer

    #Thinking #Paper #Radiation

  • Our daughter was born in Chicago, and she's already showing it. The temperature has to be approaching zero for her to wear a hat.

  • Carbon zero simply means that the emissions you are releasing either are zero or balance out to zero.

  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty more. And since to look at things in bloom Fifty springs are little room, About the woodlands I will go To see the cherry hung with snow.

  • I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.

  • The World Health Organization ... estimated that 1.6 million years of healthy living are lost every year in Europe because of noise pollution.

  • In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began. It was the year of Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom repudiated the traditional standards of political behaviour. Both preached Utopia, Heaven on Earth. It was the moment of birth for our contemporary world.

  • One of the penalties of being president of the United States is that you must subsist for four years without drinking anything except Californian wine.

  • The mind is like a river. The thoughts are like the various droplets of water. We are submerged in that water. Stay on the bank and watch your mind.

  • Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for the piping. And the piper.

  • That's a bit like asking a man crawling across the Sahara whether he would prefer Perrier or Malvern water.