Picture: Left, student William Barclay begins the discussion with a short introduction; top right: Dr. Bruce Everett; bottom right: Dr. Lawrence Gould. Head shot credits: CO2 Coalition, University of Hartford
Early in 2019, the website College Reaction found that over 82% of college students polled support the Green New Deal. The poll surveyed 1,005 students back in February.
To combat this, CFACT teamed up with the non-profit CO2 Coalition to expose the havoc the Green New Deal would really cause on the energy grid, economy, and welfare of all Americans.
At the University of Hartford, CT, CFACT and CO2 Coalition hosted Dr. Bruce Everett, a specialist in analysis of global oil markets and international energy and environmental policy. Also invited was Dr. Lawrence Gould of the University of Hartford, a professor of physics and researcher of conservation and global warming issues.
“Dr. Everett was brilliant,” said Kevin Schaeffer, a junior at the University of Hartford and an organizer of the event. “The speakers delivered exactly what we wanted to campus: an honest discussion and analysis of what the Green New Deal really is about.”
Dr. Everett didn’t hold back from going over what he sees as horrible scientific practices in education, which are the basis from which the Green New Deal is founded on.
While going over a graph of carbon dioxide and temperatures over time, Dr. Everett said: “The way this is presented, it’s clear that carbon dioxide leads first, and then the temperatures follow, the temperatures rise…what they have done, they’ve reversed the labels. That goes into books that are taught to kids.”
Dr. Everett went on to explain that science needs rigorous debate and dissenting opinions should be welcome, not shunned in education. The Green New Deal is so vast and aims to change so many sectors of the economy, it assumes there are no scientists who raise a question that the Earth will be destroyed in 10 years due to human CO2 emissions.
Just ask Dr. Roy Spencer, Dr. Patrick Michaels, Dr. Bruce Everett, Dr. William Happer, Dr. Judith Curry, Dr. Susan Crockford, and Dr. David Legates, to name a few climatologists, meteorologists, physicists, and zoologists that do not agree with the predictions of doom.
The University of Hartford plans to do even more events to foster honest debate and free thinking on these issues in a region of the country that desperately needs a more balanced environmental policy.
The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 and aims to educate thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy. The Coalition seeks to engage in an informed and dispassionate discussion of climate change, humans’ role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models, and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions. To learn more, you can visit their website.