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Top Scientist Resigns from Top Science Org Admits Global Warming Is a Scam
Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/10/10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 10/10/2010 1:05:55 PM PDT by American Dream 246

Top US scientist Hal Lewis resigned this week from his post with the biased American Physical Society. He admitted global warming climate change was nothing but a scam in his resignation letter.

The Telegraph reported:

The following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Sent: Friday, 08 October 2010 17:19 Hal Lewis From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society 6 October 2010

Dear Curt:

When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago).

Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it…


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; obama; palin; scam
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1 posted on 10/10/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

Good for him.


2 posted on 10/10/2010 1:11:14 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: American Dream 246

right on


3 posted on 10/10/2010 1:12:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: American Dream 246

biggest story of of the year


4 posted on 10/10/2010 1:17:12 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: American Dream 246

ping


5 posted on 10/10/2010 1:19:07 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: American Dream 246

BTT


6 posted on 10/10/2010 1:19:41 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: American Dream 246

Sounds like there are still a few scientists left who have integrity.


7 posted on 10/10/2010 1:19:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Less than 30 days to go to election day. I'm giddier than a TV weatherman during hurricane season.)
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To: American Dream 246

Great find! the Gorebull Warming Scam....the main reason our kids no longer aspire to the Sciences as a profession, now as corrupt as gummit, Accounting, Finance, or the rest of what used to be a fairly corruption free marketplace of ideas, the Greater Republic, America.


8 posted on 10/10/2010 1:20:22 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: All

Stunned with a left jab and right cross.

A Spanish left hook connects for the knockdown.


9 posted on 10/10/2010 1:23:08 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: American Dream 246

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


10 posted on 10/10/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: American Dream 246

wow, wow, wow.

bflr = bump for later reading.....


11 posted on 10/10/2010 1:25:48 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: American Dream 246; steelyourfaith

To quote VP Biteme - this is a big f’n deal.


12 posted on 10/10/2010 1:29:41 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: American Dream 246
He admitted global warming climate change was nothing but a scam

This implies he was on board with the scam and had a change of heart. I don't get that from the letter.

13 posted on 10/10/2010 1:32:11 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: American Dream 246

Oh this will piss Bill Maher off...what are we to do?


14 posted on 10/10/2010 1:36:02 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: shove_it; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; livius; DollyCali; IrishCatholic; meyer; ...
Thanx shove_it !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

15 posted on 10/10/2010 1:40:12 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: American Dream 246

Well said, Dr. Lewis.


16 posted on 10/10/2010 1:43:05 PM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: American Dream 246
There is so much big money chomping at the bit to be able to trade "carbon credits" (which are almost as bogus as "Rainbow Stew") that it will take a while for this BS to subside.

They're still using so much of their (& government) money to "buy" global warming that their lackeys are still gung ho about it.

Add to that the brain-dead greenies that will believe any scenario where humans are the bad guys and we're left with a big mess, still heavily promoted by the media.

18 posted on 10/10/2010 1:50:30 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: capt. norm

$700K Taxpayer-Funded pay for Climate Change report

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/10/04/700k-taxpayer-funded-play-on-climate-chan


19 posted on 10/10/2010 1:53:15 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: All

Please spread it to drudge and all if you can.


20 posted on 10/10/2010 1:54:18 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
biggest story of of the year

If not the century. Physics is my life. Physicists as an occupational group tend to be pretty straightforward people. Who has the time for such nonsense as this, when we are at the cusp of proving our point, and the work and the data streams are intense? Real Scientists have no use at all for the Lysenkoist bullshit that is passing as 'science' in the political sphere. There's just no time. I'll stake my life and my career on it. (Easy for me to say, under the cloak of web anonymity) The thing is, results come from BIG projects, which use BIG machines. (guess my field) Big stuff requires Big Money, which is by nature political. In order to wheedle the funding necessary to keep going, an amount of political kiss-assery may be necessary. Your sails accomodate the prevailing winds if you want to reach your destination.

But the bluff has been called, and the cards are on the table (less the ones still hidden up the sleeves). Science is science and not an agenda; some amount of healing will occur, but regaining the trust of the public, who magnanimously provide the necessary funding, especially concerning topics arcane and exotic, will be hard work. Work that a physics major probably hasn't considered.

21 posted on 10/10/2010 2:00:55 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: American Dream 246

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!




22 posted on 10/10/2010 2:04:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: American Dream 246

Wow, and Wow, and WOW!


23 posted on 10/10/2010 2:07:23 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
I've been searching for 20 minutes for a profile on Prof Emeritus Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara and have come up with nada.

Hmmmm.

24 posted on 10/10/2010 2:09:23 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: American Dream 246

I hope his brave act of whistle-blowing will not be in vain.


25 posted on 10/10/2010 2:10:24 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vehe'emin beHaShem; vayachsheveha lo tzedaqah.)
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To: shove_it

http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/index.php


26 posted on 10/10/2010 2:13:56 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: My Favorite Headache

The professor will be deemed a senile old man and mocked, ridiculed and shunned.


27 posted on 10/10/2010 2:15:19 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: shove_it

Hal Lewis is aka Harold Lewis, UC-Santa Barbara.


28 posted on 10/10/2010 2:15:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Seven plus One

Hal Lewis’ resignation should be the lead story on every TV and media news outlet.

It won’t be, since most of the Regime Media is as corrupt as the Global Warming Industry.


29 posted on 10/10/2010 2:17:47 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: shove_it
I've been searching for 20 minutes for a profile on Prof Emeritus Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara and have come up with nada.

That's OK. Search some more. He's there.

30 posted on 10/10/2010 2:20:17 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: American Dream 246; SouthTexas; glock rocks; NormsRevenge

Ouch! This is gonna smart...


31 posted on 10/10/2010 2:21:31 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: chilltherats
The professor will be deemed a senile old man and mocked, ridiculed and shunned.

He will not.

32 posted on 10/10/2010 2:22:02 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: Paved Paradise

Agreed. Good for him, but how sad. He sounds disillusioned, and how could he not? His principles were betrayed.

The public will not hear or care about this by way of the MSM, but the good news is that enough valid questioning of global warming garbage has filtered out the public that a majority of people don’t buy it.

The problem is, the schools are still indoctrinating children at a breakneck pace. I liken it to my education about Joseph McCarthy and the Communist threat, only to find out as an adult that the campaign to smear and discredit people like McCarthy and Whittaker Chambers was a coordinated campaign from the Left buttressed by what they wrote in our school textbooks, and that the problem of communists in the government was a REAL one.

All these kids who have been force fed this stuff for years are going to have to figure out how to deal with the fact they were fed a bunch of lies to enable political and economic gain for leftists.


33 posted on 10/10/2010 2:25:05 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Freedom has ceased to be a birthright; it has come to mean whatever we are still permitted to do.")
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To: SpaceBar

Yup, I found that one but no profile other than his name on a list.


34 posted on 10/10/2010 2:33:55 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: rbmillerjr
I'd like to know what to do with all the American school teachers who taught an entire generation of children a “hoax”? This has extreme consequences for our nation future.
35 posted on 10/10/2010 2:39:55 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: rlmorel
Agreed. Good for him, but how sad. He sounds disillusioned, and how could he not? His principles were betrayed.

Listen, all of y'all. Life is a journey, the sojourner is up to his own tastes. Here is a man, a professional, who sees what time it is. He is speaking his piece. Consider yourself at the point where you're ready to cash in your chips: to apply for your pension. Or perhaps you've been doing it a while. The product of your life, in a self-redemption sense. Make your amends now. Why not? You are basically an honest man, and bullshit being a malignant factor in your career, you do your best to excise it, cure it while you're still alive to do it. Your grandchildren deserve no less. Civilisation deserves no less.

36 posted on 10/10/2010 2:45:47 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: FormerACLUmember

No argument here.


37 posted on 10/10/2010 2:53:50 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: Seven plus One; All

Here’s a transcript of a very long rambling oral interview of Prof. Hal Lewis from 1986 which explains why there’s no profile on him:

Transcript
Dr. Aaserud:
Your papers — correspondence, notes, manuscripts, things of that sort — what’s the status of those? That’s another thing we’re interested in.
Dr. Lewis:
Yes. I really don’t have them, you know. I’ve long since either lost in moving or discarded everything that I had. So I have no papers around from JASON, if that’s what you mean.
Aaserud:
No, generally — both JASON and generally speaking.
Lewis:
There are lots of things, but they’re scattered in a complicated way. Generally speaking, I throw things away after a few years, so the only things I have are the things that have accumulated over the last few years and are relevant to the things I’m actually doing these days.
Aaserud:
That’s another thing that the Center is strongly involved in — just saving papers for historical purposes.
Lewis:
Yes, I understand. But I have enough trouble keeping up with current papers.
Aaserud:
But if for any reason you wanted help or advice on what to keep and how to keep it and where to go and all that, then we’d be happpy to help on that. But for JASON in particular, you don’t have anything.
Lewis:
No, I don’t.
Aaserud:
I should have asked you this long before; I may have. I called your secretary about a biography, or a vitae at any rate.
Lewis:
Yes. I don’t usually keep a standard vitae. When people want to know who I am, I just tell them what they need to know.
Aaserud:
That’s what we’ll do here too, then. A bibliography — do you have that?
Lewis:
Well, they do have one of those at school, but it has nothing to do with these subjects.
Aaserud:
That’s the problem with this kind of area.
Lewis:
I have a bibliography of the things I’ve written in physics, but that’s really all I have.
Aaserud:
That would be useful too, of course. You don’t have a copy of that here? I am interviewing Hal Lewis in his home on the 6th of July, 1986. We’ll discuss mostly your JASON involvement, but with an eye to the rest of your career as well. It’s up to you how much of that you will cover, and we’ll start with the beginning. You were born in New York City on the 1st of October, 1923.
Lewis:
That is correct.

[...]

http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/4742.html


38 posted on 10/10/2010 3:10:07 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: FormerACLUmember
biggest story of of the year

Hardly...the lame-stream media will ignore it.

39 posted on 10/10/2010 3:13:04 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: chilltherats

“The professor will be deemed a senile old man and mocked, ridiculed and shunned.”

I’m afraid you are correct - see #38.


40 posted on 10/10/2010 3:15:52 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: shove_it

The point here is...?


41 posted on 10/10/2010 3:18:01 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: American Dream 246
This is good news.

Question now is, what will he do with this revelation? Is he going to go home, don on a smoking jacket and smoke a pipe by the fireside to the end of his days? or is he going to out there and shout out from the mountaintops so that every creature and creation would know about the scam?

42 posted on 10/10/2010 3:21:36 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: shove_it

Thanks for persevering.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 3:21:40 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Chode

Yep they have been GORED


44 posted on 10/10/2010 3:22:16 PM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: Seven plus One

Do your own research, I’ve made my point.


45 posted on 10/10/2010 3:22:26 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: shove_it

I see. What is this “point”?


46 posted on 10/10/2010 3:24:17 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: American Dream 246

I am posting the entire letter for the sake of preservation and ready access to FReepers.

Dear Curt:
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence—it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:

1. About a year ago a few of us sent an e-mail on the subject to a fraction of the membership. APS ignored the issues, but the then President immediately launched a hostile investigation of where we got the e-mail addresses. In its better days, APS used to encourage discussion of important issues, and indeed the Constitution cites that as its principal purpose. No more. Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate

2. The appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members as I have long known them. So a few of us petitioned the Council to reconsider it. One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety. (They did admit that the tone was a bit strong, but amazingly kept the poison word incontrovertible to describe the evidence, a position supported by no one.) In the end, the Council kept the original statement, word for word, but approved a far longer “explanatory” screed, admitting that there were uncertainties, but brushing them aside to give blanket approval to the original. The original Statement, which still stands as the APS position, also contains what I consider pompous and asinine advice to all world governments, as if the APS were master of the universe. It is not, and I am embarrassed that our leaders seem to think it is. This is not fun and games, these are serious matters involving vast fractions of our national substance, and the reputation of the Society as a scientific society is at stake.

3. In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.

4. So a few of us tried to bring science into the act (that is, after all, the alleged and historic purpose of APS), and collected the necessary 200+ signatures to bring to the Council a proposal for a Topical Group on Climate Science, thinking that open discussion of the scientific issues, in the best tradition of physics, would be beneficial to all, and also a contribution to the nation. I might note that it was not easy to collect the signatures, since you denied us the use of the APS membership list. We conformed in every way with the requirements of the APS Constitution, and described in great detail what we had in mind—simply to bring the subject into the open.<

5. To our amazement, Constitution be damned, you declined to accept our petition, but instead used your own control of the mailing list to run a poll on the members’ interest in a TG on Climate and the Environment. You did ask the members if they would sign a petition to form a TG on your yet-to-be-defined subject, but provided no petition, and got lots of affirmative responses. (If you had asked about sex you would have gotten more expressions of interest.) There was of course no such petition or proposal, and you have now dropped the Environment part, so the whole matter is moot. (Any lawyer will tell you that you cannot collect signatures on a vague petition, and then fill in whatever you like.) The entire purpose of this exercise was to avoid your constitutional responsibility to take our petition to the Council.

6. As of now you have formed still another secret and stacked committee to organize your own TG, simply ignoring our lawful petition.

APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. Do you wonder that I have lost confidence in the organization?

I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people’s motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club. Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I’m not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.

I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me, but I hope we are still friends.
Hal

Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety
Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)


47 posted on 10/10/2010 3:25:52 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: American Dream 246

When will the “solar deniers” admit & accept they were were duped?


48 posted on 10/10/2010 3:27:40 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: shove_it

I see. What is this “point” that you’ve made? It is not up to me to ‘research’ it. It is your duty alone. Is he a ‘senile’ old man, without any standing here? State so, if that’s your ‘point’.


49 posted on 10/10/2010 3:36:19 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: American Dream 246
Not every scientist has been bought and paid for and here is what they say ...

No Smoking Hot Spot (The Australian)

That article takes Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.

The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory

Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics

Harvard astrophysicist dismisses AGW theory, challenges peers to 'take back climate science'

It Is Impossible For A 100 ppm Increase In Atmospheric CO2 Concentration To Cause Global Warming

Those four articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.

Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

That article pretty much puts the kibosh on any serious trend of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign at all of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? Beyond the centuries long slow warming of the earth and rising of the seas of course. But that is only a few millimeters per century due to the inter-glacial period we are in.

50 posted on 10/10/2010 3:37:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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