Professor Will Happer – Understanding CO2

This posting focuses on Dr. William Happer, a physics professor emeritus at Princeton University, and a world-class leading expert on the physics of the atmosphere. He has not only published many scholarly articles, but has also created several important useful inventions, based on his depth of understanding of the dynamics of the interaction of the earth with the surrounding environment. His discoveries are fundamental to the issues of climate that have been in the public sphere for multiple decades.

Here is a summary of his background and accomplishments from the Heartland Institute:

William Happer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, is a specialist in modern optics, optical and radiofrequency spectroscopy of atoms and molecules, radiation propagation in the atmosphere, and spin-polarized atoms and nuclei.

Dr. Happer began his academic career in 1964 in the Columbia University Physics Department, and during this period of time worked at the Columbia Radiation Laboratory, including as Director from 1976-1979. In 1980, he joined the faculty of Princeton University. From 1991-1993, Happer was Director of Energy Research at the U.S. Department of Energy, overseeing a research budget of $3 billion. Returning to Princeton after his time at DOE, he served as Eugene Higgens Professor of Physics and Chair of the University research board from 1995-2005. From 2003 until his retirement in 2014, he held the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Chair of Physics.

Happer has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Awards include an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 1966, an Alexander von Humboldt Award in 1976, the 1997 Broida Prize and the 1999 Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physical Society, and the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in 2000.

Happer possesses a B.S. in Physics from the University of North Carolina and a PhD degree in physics from Princeton University.


In the following are links to a series of videos, containing both interviews of Dr. Happer, and lectures given by him at conferences dealing with Climate issues.

Conversation UPDATE – William Happer (25:36)

(From YouTube) We’re in a carbon drought. That is according to Professor William Happer of Princeton University. The renowned physicist says when it comes to carbon dioxide, there’s more good than bad. He goes on to say most of carbon dioxide’s effect has already happened. He points to the logarithmic dependence of temperature on carbon dioxide levels. Happer says the unique properties of carbon dioxide mean that current levels would need to double for another one-degree increase in temperature and they’d have to double again for another one degree rise.

Dr. William Happer, Ph.D., Keynote 3, ICCC10 (34:28)

(From YouTube) William Happer, Ph.D., accepts the 2015 Frederick Seitz Memorial Award from S. Fred Singer of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and gives the Dinner Keynote at The Heartland Institute’s Tenth International Conference on Climate Change on June 11, 2015.

Trump Adviser William Happer Destroys Climate Alarmism during COP25 in Madrid (29:28)

William Happer, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Emerging Technologies on the National Security Council, joins The Heartland Institute to rebut the United Nations’ climate delusions.

Will Happer Talks Trump, Climate Science, His Tenure at White House in Q&A During COP25 in Madrid (23:04)

William Happer, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Emerging Technologies on the National Security Council, answers questions on his opinions on President Trump, his tenure in the administration, what he wants to see from Trump in a possible second term, the state of the Endangerment Finding for CO2, the state of climate science in the United States and more.

Why Has Global Warming Paused – William Happer (53:60)

Princeton Physicist Willaim Happer provides extensive details concerning the pause in the rise in world temperatures that took place from the late 1990s, lasting more than a decade. It is noted that only one of the 32 principal weather models around the world predicts that pause.

Video – Dr. Will Happer – Delingpod 49 (33:24)

(From YouTube) Top physicist, expert on high-energy lasers, and anthropogenic climate change skeptic Will Happer tells James about the global warming scam.

Is There a Climate Crisis The Science Says Not Now and Not in the Future William Happer (56:32)

This video features the compelling presentation by renowned physicist Dr. William Happer at the National Leadership Seminar, sponsored by Hillsdale College, on February 19, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Here is the transcript to the above lecture:

How to Think about Climate Change – By WILLIAM HAPPER

Additional Articles

Here is an article to dispel fears about “global warming”, co-written with MIT’s Richard Lindzen, and published in the National Review:

Climate ‘Emergency’? Not So Fast – RICHARD LINDZEN and WILLIAM HAPPER

The following link is to a highly techincal article dealing with the most important greenhouse gases, and what an understanding of the physics of the molecular intertections tells us.

Dependence of Earth’s Thermal Radiation on Five Most Abundant Greenhouse Gases – W. A. van Wijngaarden, W. Happer

Here is a link to download the article:

This is commentary on the above article: .

The greenhouse effect, summary of the Happer and Van Wijngaarden paper – Andy May

The CO2 Coalition – Will Happer, Co-Founder and Chair

CO2 Coalition

(From About page) The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) for the purpose of educating thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy. The Coalition seeks to engage in an informed and dispassionate discussion of climate change, humans’ role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models, and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions.

One can hardly find a more helpful website to provide clear, useful information concerning, climate, CO2, greenhouse gasses, and the falicious models predicting impending catastrophe, widely promoted by organizations intent on producing Mass Formation falsehoods, for totalitarian purposes.

Information found on this website can be effectively used to awaken the “mass formed” public around the world to be informed of the great value of CO2, and gaining understand that what is to be strongly resisted are the people and organizations who have promoted the demontrable falsehoods about climate for multiple decades.


From not only Dr. Happer’s foundational work, but also from other scientists and climatologists – who have not been corrupted by Globalist, totalitarian political entities such as the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and their supporters – citizens of the world can rest assured that there is NO DANGER AT ALL from impending Climate Change issues, but there is the possibility of catastrophic damage to the entire world if the totalitarian entities who have created and maintained the demonstrably false narratives “succeed” in accomplishing their demonic goals.

It should be clearly understood that the Climate Change “scare”, the Covid “plandemic”, and now the Nitrogen demonization are all manufactured crises, based on the extremely successful efforts of these Globalist entities, with support from embedded parties within the US and other Western governments. The applications are different, but the driving force towards totalitarianism in all cases is the same, and at its root are very skillful – if demonic – false narratives. Dr. William Happer and colleagues have demolished one of the important “legs” of this evil force from an intellectual and truth aspect, but the world needs to be clearly and massively informed about those truths that he and others in the CO2 Coalition and similar organizations have so clearly uncovered and are promoting.