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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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To: Seven plus One

I agree completely. I don’t care who you are, though, it is always tough to have to re-examine your beliefs in the knowledge that you were fed a pile of lies deliberately by people you trusted. I can be a very valuable lesson, but not all lessons are fun to learn...


51 posted on 10/10/2010 3:45:04 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: shove_it

I thought his resignation letter was well written. I have never done research on the level many of these people have, but I do have degrees in Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine, so I understand the scientific method and I have participated in research.

He may be a very old man now, but that doesn’t make his points in his resignation letter less valid. (I am not sure if that was the point you were making, or if you were just pointing out the fact that he had no profile)


52 posted on 10/10/2010 3:54:38 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: concentric circles

Thank you for posting the entire letter.


53 posted on 10/10/2010 3:55:53 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: Chode

Holy Mother of Jesus...those pics are awful!

I think I just strained my glutes squeezing them together involuntarily when I saw the third one down...:(

Of course, if it is RATS taking it, well...that’s DIFFERENT!


54 posted on 10/10/2010 4:08:26 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: FormerACLUmember

It’s a big story the media will ignore infavor of kissing Al Gore’s bum.


55 posted on 10/10/2010 4:33:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: capt. norm

Drag a $100,000 grant through a university, you never know what you’ll find.


56 posted on 10/10/2010 4:41:48 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: rlmorel; Seven plus One; Homer_J_Simpson; chilltherats; SpaceBar

I agree totally with his resignation letter. The problem with him is the fact he has no CV and no published works. He will be dismissed as a kook.


57 posted on 10/10/2010 4:44:07 PM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: Seven plus One
Below is a line of source code in the infodump from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU):
valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,-0.1,0.3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor

The co-efficients skew the temps upward during later intervals. ("Fudge factor" appears in the original.)

58 posted on 10/10/2010 4:48:35 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: shove_it

Which part would you consider “rambling,” and what is your resulting conclusion?

With all due respect, if you’re motivated enough to post, you should be confident enough to answer.


59 posted on 10/10/2010 5:31:56 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: Plumberman27
EXCELLENT...!!!
60 posted on 10/10/2010 5:48:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rlmorel
8^)
61 posted on 10/10/2010 5:49:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: shove_it

Agreed. They would probably do that anyway...just makes it easier, I guess...


62 posted on 10/10/2010 7:04:49 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: shove_it
So he is a little more organized then Michael Mann.

His resignation letter is the issue.

63 posted on 10/10/2010 9:41:39 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: TigersEye

There’s another outstanding one you can add to your list. Michael Coren of Channel CTS in Canada did an interview last week with Dr. Tim Ball (I did a thread on it here) which was just amazing. The charade of “global warming” laid out in all its gory glory.

http://australianconservative.com/2010/10/michael-coren-with-dr-tim-ball/

Well worth a view.


64 posted on 10/11/2010 12:55:00 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: shove_it

Who said he had no published works?

“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)”


65 posted on 10/11/2010 12:57:50 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: reasonisfaith

Rambling is a poor choice of words - far ranging is better. I just finished reading the transcript of the interview posted at #38. If you have not read the whole transcript, I encourage you to do so - it’s fascinating. It’s amazing to me that such a prominent scientist as Professor Lewis is so obscure on the web.


66 posted on 10/11/2010 10:05:11 AM PDT by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: Nipfan

Thank you.


67 posted on 10/11/2010 2:53:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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