Former Greenpeace Chief Leads Climate Skeptics Group with Happer at White House

By John Siciliano and Josh Siegel

The co-founder of the environmental group Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, on Monday took the helm of a group of climate change skeptics known as the “Carbon Coalition” [i.e., the CO2 Coalition] to counter the global scientific consensus that climate change is a crisis resulting in more extreme weather. Moore will take the place of physicist William Happer as the group’s chairman of the board. Happer is now at the White House ramping up a new climate skeptics panel to counter scientific conclusions that show climate change threatens national security. Moore’s new leadership role will be aimed at educating the public about the benefits of carbon dioxide to humanity as “the main building block of life on Earth,” said the Carbon Coalition. The coalition will also play up the supposition that CO2 is a “very weak greenhouse gas that may have the added benefit of slight warming of the climate” and will use U.S. government data to show that the “modest” warming has resulted in no increase in extreme weather such as hurricanes and droughts or changes in the rate of sea-level rise. Moore’s campaign contradicts the findings of the United Nations and the U.S. government that increased warming due to carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases is raising the temperature, and poses a threat in the coming decades if drastic measures aren’t taken to reduce CO2 output.
This article appeared on the Washington Examiner website at https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/daily-on-energy-trump-silent-as-tainted-russian-oil-surges-across-europe]]>

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