Filed under: Global Warming, Junk Science, Science/Technology | Tags: American Physical Society, Another Resignation, Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever
Here is the Letter from Ivar Giaever, Nobel laureate in physics, to the American Physical Society this last week.
From: Ivar Giaever [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:42 PM
Cc: Robert H. Austin’; ‘William Happer’; ‘Larry Gould’; ‘hal lewis’; ‘S. Fred Singer’; Roger Cohen
Subject: I resign from APS
Dear Ms. Kirby
Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I can not live with the statement below:
Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth’s climate. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide as well as methane, nitrous oxide and other gases. They are emitted from fossil fuel combustion and a range of industrial and agricultural processes.
The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring.
If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.
In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this “warming” period.
Nobel Laureate 1973
Mr. Giaver was an American Physical Society fellow, an honor bestowed on “only half of one percent” of the members, according to a spokesman. He follows in the footsteps of U.C. Santa Barbara Emeritus Professor of Physics Harold Lewis, a former APS fellow who resigned in 2010. Mr. Lewis called global warming “the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.”
Other dissenters include Stanford University physicist and Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin, the late green revolution icon and Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug, Princeton physicist William Happer and World Federation of Scientists President Antonino Zichichi. Not all these scientists agree on climate change, but they maintain an open mind about warming and what to do about it.
Those who insist that no respectable person dissents from the climate change “consensus” might keep these gentlemen in mind. Mr. Gore, who dismisses anyone who disagrees with him, just had a 24 hour telethon on his very own network to bully more people into agreeing with him.
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