Physics Professor Crushes Climate Narrative On CO2

According to research, even if the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) were to quadruple, it would have only a little impact on global temperatures, disproving assertions that it plays a major role in climate change.

Many people mistakenly believe that CO2 is a dangerous byproduct of breathing. This misunderstanding usually revolves around its function as a “greenhouse gas” and how it adds to global warming. Respiration is a vital biological process that produces it as a natural byproduct. Carbon dioxide is an essential atmospheric component for all photosynthetic organisms, including plants.

William Happer, Ph.D., a former scientific advisor to the Bush and Trump administrations and a professor emeritus of physics at Princeton University, delivered a talk at the Summit Old Guard Meeting in New Jersey on October 3, 2023. The video titled “CO2, The Gas of Life” shows his remarks.

Happer explains that carbon dioxide, a gas that is sometimes wrongly thought of as a pollutant that is murdering Earth, was the subject of discussion. Happer explained in the lecture why carbon dioxide is a vital gas for all forms of life. As a bonus, not even doubling the present atmospheric concentration would have much of an effect on global temperatures.

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are now approximately 430 ppm at altitudes of a few thousand feet. Over soil,  concentrations change dramatically with time (depending on the area). It’s because photosynthesis and insect respiration affect measurements taken at ground level.

Extremists on the climate change front are calling for a green agenda that would jeopardize our food supply and way of life by destroying our energy infrastructure and farms.

Studies reveal that the “net zero” goal, which is unachievable, is not suitable for sustaining life on Earth. Plants and trees will thrive in an environment with more carbon dioxide since it will be more conducive to their development. Thus, reducing CO2 levels is not the optimal strategy for establishing verdant woodlands and abundant crops, including humans and animals.