It’s always good to see another column denying climate change from Princeton’s professor emeritus of physics, William Happer (CDT, 6/20).
In late 2015, Greenpeace wrote to a number of scientists around the world, pretending to be representatives from a shadowy energy company, and offering the scientists thousands of dollars in exchange for writing anti-climate-change newspaper columns. Only two people fell for the scam: Penn State professor emeritus Frank Clemente and Happer himself. Happer asked that the money be given to a nonprofit anti-climate change organization he founded, and told Greenpeace, “I don’t think there would be any problem stating that ‘the author received no financial compensation for this essay.’”
Perhaps if CDT readers take up a collection, we can pay Professor Happer enough to write a column making an argument that climate change is in fact real and important, and publish it in next week’s edition!
Eric Hayot, State College