See here: (a) A famous atomic physicist from Princeton U. has been appointed as Senior Director for Emerging Technologies on the National Security Council, (b) A 20s yo journalist with BA in Writing Seminars and believer of 'universally accepted science' criticized this 79 yo physicist, and (c) the Climatariat or Clinton News Network (CNN) bannered the story of this reporter.
There are 5 cool charts there too. And here's a description of Dr. Happer at the Princeton U. website, https://dof.princeton.edu/about/clerk-faculty/emeritus/william-happer
The CNN story using the stupid formulation "climate deniar", https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/04/politics/happer-climate-denier-trump-adviser/index.html.
There was climate change (CC) for the past 4.6 B years since planet Earth was born, there is CC now and there will be CC for the next 4 B years or so -- how can anyone "deny CC"? Only low life and emotional minds will keep using that term.
From a world-famous US climatologist, Dr. Roy W. Spencer, posted few days ago:
Congrats to my friend and famous physicist Will Happer for accepting a position as Senior Director for Emerging Technologies on the National Security Council, under John Bolton,where he will have access to President Trump on climate change and energy policy issues. As we walked around the Capitol building one night, Will and I discussed the pressures on me to have my name put forward as Trump's Science Advisor, and his gentle warnings about working in that environment helped me decide against putting my family through it. I know he reluctantly accepted his new position, and his wife is not happy about it (Will was fired by Al Gore in a previous administration for questioning global warming). I hope he can do some good there.
Good reporting, http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/trump-adds-physicist-will-happer-climate-science-opponent-white-house-staff
See also a good interview with Dr. Happer here; portions:
"The DOE Office of Science had an annual budget of over $3 billion at that time, more than the National Science Foundation. It funded almost all of DOE’s non-weapons basic research, including a great deal of environmental science and climate science. This was my first encounter with the climate establishment, and I was surprised to find environmental science so different from high-energy physics, nuclear physics, materials science, the human genome, and the many other areas we had responsibility for....
"Greenpeace is one of the many organizations that have made a very good living from alarmism over the supposed threat of global warming. They are unable to defend the extremely weak science. So, they demonize not only the supposed “pollutant,” atmospheric CO2, but also any scientists who seem to be effectively refuting their propaganda."
Good debate, Will Happer (atomic physicist, Princeton U.) vs David Karoly (Meteorologist, U of Melbourne), 35 pages,
Many anti-Trumpistas will have headaches with this development. It is hard to convince top caliber scientists to join the White House.
Climate Tricks 70, Greenpeace and the Economist love fossil fuels, August 06, 2018
Climate Tricks 71, "Rising ocean" when reality is rising rivers, lakes, August 13, 2018 Climate Tricks 72, Calling El Nino-La Nina as weather anomalies, September 02, 2018