Trump’s Former Science Advisor Will Happer Featured in Climate Forum at COP25 in Madrid

President Donald Trump’s former top science advisor Dr. Will Happer will headline a lineup of climate experts speaking at The Heartland Institute’s climate realism forum December 3 in Spain. The forum, which will be livestreamed around the world, will take place at the beginning of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP25) climate conference in Madrid, where the COP was moved after unrest in Chile caused by rising fuel costs forced the venue to be moved from Santiago.

WHAT: Forum rebutting the United Nations’ climate agenda.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 | 13:00 – 18:00 CET (7 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET)
WHERE: Madrid, Spain and livestreamed on YouTube.
MORE INFO: ClimateRealityForum.com

“The Heartland Institute is honored to present Dr. Happer at our prebuttal of the December 2-13 UN conference,” said James Taylor, director of Heartland’s Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy. “Dr. Happer will provide valuable insight into the powerful scientific evidence that shapes President’s Trump climate realism. Dr. Happer’s impressive scientific credentials and accomplishments are unsurpassed. The world needs to hear Dr. Happer present the scientific case against a speculative and highly dubious climate crisis.”

Other confirmed speakers include National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate scientist Stanley Goldenberg, meteorologist Anthony Watts, Chilean scientist Douglas Pollock, European Institute for Climate and Energy general secretary Wolfgang Müller, advisor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Lord Christopher Monckton, and Heartland’s James Taylor. More speakers may be added as the date gets closer.

The forum will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time (13:00 to 18:00 CET; GMT +1), 7:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Time.


The Heartland Institute is a 35-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

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35 thoughts on “Trump’s Former Science Advisor Will Happer Featured in Climate Forum at COP25 in Madrid

  1. Your taxpayer dollars at work: Spending big bucks on a globalist conference where the attendees pretend that politicians can command the weather—and all we Normals have to do is give up more of our money and liberty.

    • ????? COP25 is the waste, not he Heartland Conference with Will Happer giving the keynote talk.
      The HeartLand’a Prebuttal conference to the UN COP25 is not supported with tax dollars.

  2. The political situation in Spain isn’t exactly settled either, nor Bolivia,
    Mexico, . . .; keep several options open.

    Seriously, I’d go if I were in Spain or even close.
    Interesting speakers. Well done Heartland and other sponsors.

    • We had elections yesterday here in Spain. I was hoping for a change of president and a chance that COP25 would get cancelled once more. Sadly, the current president Sanchez is again the only candidate who can form a coalition and govern. Or he can keep paralyzing Spanish politics and the next elections will happen in March. Anyway, COP25 will probably take place in Madrid in December.
      At least Greta knows where she has to go.

  3. Has Dr. Happer reviewed the Connolly’s recent work and will he include his analysis of it in this presentation?

  4. Pollock is an engineer, not a scientist.
    Unrest in Chile is consequence of inequality, companies and government abuses, low pensions, low wages…

    • Armando Páez : I think you should take notice of what someone has to say and if their arguments are reasonable, regardless of whether that person is a scientist or engineer. Experience in the world outside academia can be highly relevant.

    • In what way does that disqualify Pollock? Turn it around: who in your view is qualified to speak on the subject?

      OT: as far as Chile’s current political problems are concerned, remind yourself that the Socialists under Ms Bachelet (an Allende protégé educated in the former Communist East Germany) were in power for 8 of the 12 years before the 2018 elections. What did they do on her watch to get the country where it is today?

    • IIRC September 13, 2019 (at the completion of his one-year term as director of emerging technologies for the National Security Council) was when he became “the former” advisor.

  5. 1. The sun shines
    2. The grass grows
    3. The buffalo fart
    or
    A. SUV’s are going to destroy the entire biosphere and we re doomed in 10, 12, 20, whatever, years.

    Let’s see which route he follows.

  6. The current science advisor has started a listening tour.

    Attendees at the largely closed-door event discussed issues including foreign influence in academic research, conflicts of interest and sexual harassment. The project is an attempt to harmonize policies across government science agencies so that it’s easier for federally funded researchers to follow the rules while reducing the administrative burden on individuals and academic institutions, Droegemeier said at the outset of the summit. link

    That all isn’t the big problem. The big problem is the replication crisis. Right now, science is a festering pit of BS. link If Droegemeier is missing that, he’s just not paying attention.

  7. It is unfortunate that Dr. Will Happer is the former science adviser to President Trump. DJT should have begged Dr. Happer to stay on, and begin a very important public education service to inform people that the science is extremely weak and unfounded that CO2 is a major driver of climate. When Dr. Happer was slandered with being a denier because he spoke truth to science, that should have been a wake up call to those in power to ensure a balanced view of climate science was given, and in particular the science of CO2 which Dr. Happer is the worlds leading expert on. Having the ear of the President and a powerful position within the White House was a significant loss and setback of platform in offering credible scientific discourse to the world. I am glad to hear the good professor is still participating with the Heartland Institute.

    • Someone would have accused him of touching someone inappropriately, and that would have been the end.

      • Dr. Happer is 80 years old. Of course, they could back date their complaint to the 1980’s or 1990’s and still successfully #metoo him to death. Sometimes you just have to ignore the critics and even false accusers and things will sort themselves out. I think Trump made a big mistake letting Dr. Happer go so easily. He was an ace in the hole regarding the real science of CO2, which few people could actually even rebuke without showing their own ignorance.

  8. “The Heartland Institute’s climate realism forum”

    THAT’S HILARIOUS!

    well, i didn’t get invited. perhaps by “realism” the message was “we’re all f&%ked!” 🙂

    • Well, YOU certainly might be f&%ked, but those who aren’t up in arms about nothing will do just fine.

    • It’s a very good summation of much of the evidence against CAGW. Other people have other points as well. For instance Dr. Curry points out that the early 20th century warming (when CO2 wasn’t much of a factor) is indistinguishable from the late 20th century warming. link

    • KcTaz
      November 11, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      Many thanks for the Happer link…it’s a great read and wonderful summation of the mess the alarmists have got us into.

      Highly recommended even for those of us who don’t need any convincing of the nature and scale of the scam!

  9. “Trump’s Former Science Advisor Will Happer Featured in Climate Forum at COP25 in Madrid”

    And Anthony’s going too!;
    “Other confirmed speakers include National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate scientist Stanley Goldenberg, meteorologist Anthony Watts, Chilean scientist Douglas Pollock, European Institute for Climate and Energy general secretary Wolfgang Müller, advisor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Lord Christopher Monckton, and Heartland’s James Taylor.”

  10. I think it would be better if the Heartland Institute did not travel to Spain, but video conferenced. That would show how environmentally unfriendly COP is.

  11. The forum will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time (13:00 to 18:00 CET; GMT +1), 7:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Time.

    Funny, the Heartland Institute info says:

    The forum will be held at the Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center

    The Marriot and the Intercontinental are quite far apart. I guess you don’t want people showing up at the wrong hotel.

  12. A few months back I e-mailed my concerns about “climate change” to Dr. Happer and to my amazement I received a reply. Learning I was from St. Louis he put me in touch with a former Princeton colleague here. Because of his encouragement I have taken a University course on climate change that has greatly enhanced my understanding. It confirmed, over 80 years of experiencing climate variability, that there are still many times more uncertainties than there are certainties about this enormously complex phenomenon. I am greatly indebted to Dr. Happer!

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