Princeton physicist: Paris climate agreement is appeasement, like Munich agreement in 1938

Princeton physicist: Paris climate agreement is appeasement, like Munich agreement in 1938
William Happer. (Image: Wikipedia via CNSNews)

[Ed. – And he said it in an exchange on CNN with Bill Nye, the Science Guy.  Neato mosquito.]

The panel discussion was on the April 22 edition of CNN’s New Day Weekend, hosted by Victor Blackwell.  During the discussion, Blackwell asked, “The president during the campaign said he would quote/unquote cancel that [Paris Climate Agreement] — has not done it yet. How would you advise the president, if you had his ear, on how to move forward on the Paris Climate Agreement?”

William Happer, an atomic physicist and the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics (emeritus) at Princeton University, answered, “Well, you have to consider many things but on the face of it, it should be cancelled. I can imagine you might want to consider ties with allies, and things like that, that might perhaps make that unadvisable. But I don’t think it makes any scientific sense.”

“It’s just a silly thing, I think,” said Prof. Happer.  “To me, it’s very similar to the [1938] Munich Agreement that Mr. [Neville] Chamberlain signed.”

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