Skip to comments.Another Defector from the Scientific Community
Posted on 09/15/2011 8:56:39 AM PDT by yoe
While everyone was no doubt glued to their TV for the last 24 hours watching Al Gores 24 Hours of Reality telethonwait, you mean you werent?there was another breaking story that has not got the attention it deserves. Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ivar Giaever resigned as a Fellow from the American Physical Society two days ago in protest of the APSs climate change position. This is notable in part because Giaever was among 70 Nobel laureates who endorsed Obama for president in 2008, so hes no member of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Heres the complete text of his letter of resignation:
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 Earths 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 Earths 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
Wonder how the New York Times or other major media will cover this.
By the way, if youre curious about what you missed on Gores telethon, Anthony Watts fabulous website WattsUpWithThat will have a summary and critique, and has been live-blogging this thoroughly dead affair.
“Wonder how the New York Times or other major media will cover this.”
A real man, this Ivar Giaever.
World’s largest AGW crickets chirping...
Al Gore is into Global Warming for the money.
What a sorry piece of human slime he is.
I believe he’s the second prominent scientist to retire from this prestigious institution because of this rubbish.
If not reporting the news can be considered a method of covering the news then I imagine that they will cover this bit of news just as well as they cover all the other news that they choose not to report because it does not fit well with their socialist world view.
poor guy. And here is the response he got from his peers:
The American Physical Society is leftist-controlled organization.
Anything coming from the APS is suspect.
I did find this article about Huntsman;
A new scientific society needs to be formed devoid of political ties and its monies. Allow the old ones to wither and die on the vine.
Gubmint schools are actually teaching children that CO2 is a pollutant. Now that our EPA considers it a pollutant we are truly in an alternative universe. The only thing that allows green things to live on earth is considered a threat to a ‘green’ lifestyle.