09.5.2018

Meet The Newest Member Of Trump’s National Security Team: Dr. William Happer

speculation the White House would bring him on as a science adviser, including as head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Happer interviewed with then President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017, not long before Inauguration Day. Happer said in an interview last year that Trump agreed with his assessment that alarmism over man-made global warming had become a “cult.” “Climate is important, always has been, but I think it’s become sort of a cult movement in the last five or 10 years,” Happer said in 2017. “So in just a sentence or two, I said, ‘That’s my view of it,’” Happer said of Trump’s response. “And he said, Well, I agree with you. But that’s all we discussed.” Happer is considered a skeptic of the theory that greenhouse gas emissions will lead to catastrophic global warming. On the contrary, Happer believes more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a good thing since it stimulates plant life. He has said the world is in a CO2 “drought” and fought the Obama administration’s labeling it as a “pollutant.” CNN reported on Tuesday that Trump would appoint Happer as the NSC’s senior director for emerging technologies, but that report did not say whether or not Happer had already joined the NSC. Happer helped develop “adaptive optics,” which is “technology that helps eliminate distortion and fuzziness when using telescopes, microscopes or other imaging systems, breakthroughs that drew interest for their military applications,” CNN reported. Happer also served as the director of the Office of Energy Research at the Energy Department under former President George H.W. Bush. This article appeared on the Daily Caller website at https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/04/trump-national-security-team-happer/]]>

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