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Professor Claims Treatment of Carbon is Akin to Demonization of Jews

EcoWatch : “There must be some secret contest among climate deniers to see who can think of and utter the most ridiculous comments during interviews and debates.”  

“If members of the denial club are, in fact, trying to outdo one another, give the current lead to William Happer, the physics professor at Princeton University who actually saw it fit to go on CNBC’s Squawk Box  and say that some of us treat carbon dioxide the way Adolf Hitler treated Jewish people.”  

“’The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,’ Happer said in the video posted by Media Matters for America . ‘Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews.’”  

“The comment was in response to Squawk co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin’s mention of similar comments Happer made five years ago.”

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