“Albert Einstein would almost certainly have been a global warming skeptic”

Dr. Will Happer and myself in front of Albert Einstein’s house at Princeton, New Jersey.

This article by Dr. Happer was in the Denver Post last week.

Albert Einstein would almost certainly have been a global warming skeptic if he were alive today. Many distinguished, contemporary scientists are skeptics, too.

We are lucky that Einstein left a rich legacy of pithy quotes that reveal how he would probably relate to today’s cult of global warming alarmists.

Take the oft-repeated propaganda that 97 percent of scientists support global-warming alarmism.

Quite aside from the falseness of the claim, Einstein would have remembered the famous attack on himself, “A Hundred Scientists Against Einstein,” published in Germany in 1931. His response was, “If I were wrong, one would have been enough.”

His view of groupthink was summarized in another comment: “In order to be a member of a flock of sheep, one must, above all, be a sheep oneself!”

Or take the oft-repeated statement by climate alarmists, most of whom have little real knowledge about any science: “The science is settled!”

Science, and especially a scientific topic as complicated as the Earth’s climate, is never settled. No credible astronomer, for example, would ever say we know everything about the universe. As Einstein put it, “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”

Einstein himself had shown that Isaac Newton’s wildly successful law of universal gravitation had major deficiencies.

For example, Newtonian gravitation had no room for the gravitational waves, whose existence, at exactly the level Einstein predicted, was first demonstrated by my Princeton friends, Joe Taylor and Russell A. Hulse, for which they received a richly deserved Nobel Prize in 1993.

Most importantly, Einstein would have paid close attention to how well the establishment theory of global warming agreed with experiment. He famously stated: “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right. A single experiment can prove me wrong.”

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Would Albert Einstein be a global warming skeptic? Yes

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9 Responses to “Albert Einstein would almost certainly have been a global warming skeptic”

  1. jack b:-) says:

    A very good friend of mine, still alive at 90, was briefly an ‘official’ student of his in college wayyy back when, and though teaching assistants taught most (all?) of einstein’s courses, he’d likely agree with your assessment. When we worked together back in the 80s & 90s, ‘spook,’ as my geophysicist friend was affectionately nicknamed, routinely brought up some of his various teachers’ old anecdotes and margin notes which were clearly visible on various papers and even a workbook or two, as i recall. A precious few notes were from einstein himself, and spook told us a few of the old saw’s viewpoints on physics and science in general. Was quite a time.
    Though einstein died a few years before i was born, he’s someone i would have very much liked to have known and spent some time with, if for nothing else just for some quiet time on the water, sailing. Not too many scientists today would earn my welcome, certainly almost none of the well known physicists of the current era. True science, along with proper scientific method is beneath them, it would seem. Not so with einstein, my friend spook, nor me.

  2. Robertv says:

    Those who want to control today’s world have one big problem. There will always be really smart people who discover the truth even with the mediocre gender neutral feeling good education system we have today. Why ? Because you are BORN a scientist. Real science can only be done with real numbers because the world can only function with real numbers. Even Big Brother knows that.
    Take away those smart people and society will stop working and even Big Brother needs a good medical system done by really smart people.

    We don’t even know how the Sun works.
    The SAFIRE Project

  3. arn says:

    Science can never be science as long as it is defined by consens
    as science is about laws and not popular vote.

    As long as climate science is about populism and activism
    it will fail as science as activism and populism are Propaganda and Politics
    and reality does not give a damn about political correctness,good intentions your feelings.

    When you try to push an agenda with science
    science will become corrupted by default as
    science does not care about agenda
    therefore everything scientific that does not fit(or refute) your agenda must be hidden/marginalised/stigmatised and this unwanted data has to be replaced by lies to fill the void created by political correctness etc.
    to fill the gap

  4. RickS says:

    “Or take the oft-repeated statement by climate alarmists, most of whom have little real knowledge about any science: “The science is settled!”


    Come on Tony (Montana), these “slimes” know [ EXACTLY ] what they are doing-and-saying !

    “They” know it’s a LIE and could give a RATS-@$$ about it – $,$$$ $$$.00 !

    As I always say to any of these Scum-Sucking-Pig-Dog Progressive Leftists…

    How can Satan cast out Satan (Their King), they love the lie, it is their complete-inner-being !!


    [ Continue the lie and keep on keepin on it, over and over and over until it is never { QUESTIONED } (i.e. The Science-is-Settled !) again, never stop and never reason it out, time is on our side !!!!! ]

    And in that they are Correct (Never ever Right on ANYTHING !), they are winning this battle and soon there will be no rebuttals, unless re-education or death is deemed worth it, they HAVE the Public School System (Umm, see current News footage), they have the Public Funded Universities and Colleges, they have the Lame Stream Media, and that is a recipe for success, not even considering their Master & King is waiting in the wings (Literally) !

    That “doesn’t” mean giving up, “Never Surrender, hold your head up High”, what it does mean is tbat this World is setting up for a FALL, and a tremendously HUGE fall at that, just do the best that You can and Fight the Good Fight…

    Every minute, every Day

    Its the only Way


  5. Stephen Maniloff says:

    It seems logical to me that if Global temperatures in the late 20th and early 21st-century or not unusual By historical standards, then The theory of anthropogenic global warming is flimsy at best……… Please see the Medieval and Roman Warm Periods….

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