A Princeton professor who CBNC billed as an “industry expert” on the climate said this week that scientists were demonizing carbon dioxide “like the poor Jews under Hitler” in order to perpetrate a global warming hoax.
During a Monday interview on the cable business channel, professor William Happer asserted that all climate models which showed the Earth getting warmer were wrong, and compared his fight against the scientific community to Galileo’s imprisonment for insisting that the Earth was round.
CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin pointed out that he had a problem with Happer being presented as an expert because the professor did “not believe in climate change at all.”
“Just a minute!” Happer interrupted. “I believe in climate change. Shut up!”
Sorkin reminded the professor that he had compared climate change to the Holocaust in 2009.
“Are you suggesting that — when you made that comment — that climatologists and climate scientists are the equivalent of Hitler and Nazis?” Sorkin wondered.
“You know, I get called a denier, and anyone who objects to all of the hype gets called denier,” Happer opined. “That’s supposed to make me a Holocaust denier. You know, I’m getting tired of that.”
“The comment that I made was, the demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” he added. “Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews.”
Watch the video below from CNBC’s Squawk Box, broadcast July 15, 2014.
(h/t: Media Matters)
CNN’s John Avlon slams Bill Barr’s lifelong career of ‘radical’ hypocrisy
On Wednesday, CNN fact-checker John Avlon laid into Attorney General William Barr's agenda, breaking down his history as a hardcore partisan who adopts whatever beliefs are necessary to silence the left.
"Ten months into his tenure it's clear Bill Barr is one of the most radical and partisan attorney generals in American history," said Avlon. "In statement after statement, Barr seems to show he believes the attorney general should function as the president's personal lawyer. He cut a critical sentence and a half, hiding the first part that said Russia worked to secure a Trump presidency and the campaign expected it would benefit from their interference. On Monday, after Barr's own inspector general concluded there was no spying on the Trump campaign, Barr slammed the report on the president's behalf."
Ex-Bush official shreds Barr for serving Trump’s ‘authoritarian’ ambitions
MSNBC's Elise Jordan busted Attorney General William Barr's hypocrisy on surveillance.
The "Morning Joe" contributor and former White House official in the George W. Bush administration, where Barr also served -- and helped build the surveillance state before going on to work for telecommunications companies that turned over customer data to the government.
WATCH LIVE: Justice Dept inspector general testifies in Senate about FBI-Russia report
Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz will testify on Capitol Hill on his new report detailing the origins of the Russia probe.
The report criticizes FBI officials for making errors at the start of the investigation but concluded those errors were not intentional acts of political bias, and Attorney General William Barr immediately questioned Horowitz's finding that the probe of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was justified.
Horowitz will testify Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. before the Senate Judiciary Committee.