Skip to comments.Nobel Laureate Resigns Over Global Warming Dogma
Posted on 09/15/2011 3:47:01 PM PDT by neverdem
Fox News reports the latest blow to the global-warming fraud:
Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that "global warming is occurring."
The distinguished scientist has a long, slow fuse that has been burning for a while:
Giaever earned his Nobel for his experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in superconductors. He has since become a vocal dissenter from the alleged consensus regarding man-made climate fears, Climate Depot reported, noting that he was one of more than 100 co-signer of a 2009 letter to President Obama critical of his position on climate change.
Incidentally, Dr. Giaevers research has produced important real-world applications. That separates him from the global-warming crowd, which is primarily interested in soaking up grant money in exchange for producing politically useful pseudo-science that helps statists grab power, at a substantial cost to their captive populations. From his profile at the Department of Energys website:
While working at GE Corporate Research and Development, Dr. Giaever and Dr. Charles R. Keese invented ECIS (Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing), a technology, which studies, in real time, the activities of cells grown in tissue culture. In 1991, as the potential applications of the ECIS technology became more apparent, Giaever and Keese formed Applied BioPhysics to develop, commercialize and market ECIS and other biophysical technologies.
Giaever is, however, no Hayek-loving proponent of economic liberty. He endorsed Obamas disastrous brand of politically-controlled economics, supporting Americas Worst President during the 2008 elections by co-signing a letter critical of George Bushs insufficient zeal for pouring federal money into science projects. An excerpt from the letter:
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I’m sure they will have a thorough discussion about this on GE-owned MSNBC tonight. (Right after their full coverage of hell freezing over).
How interesting that this scientist is liberal in his politics. Global warming is a liberal cause celebre. He’s a liberal but will find that liberals eat their own. Soon enough his reputation will be trashed. Even Nobel laureates can find their reputation shattered if they veer off from the liberal orthodoxy.
What type of scientist is he, to think that scientific principles should apply to research into weather and climate???? (sarcasm)
I love this phrasing: “However gullible he might be in matters of politics, Dr. Giaever has had enough of the global warming con artists.”
Perhaps he may yet be turned.
“Dr. Giaevers research has produced important real-world applications. That separates him from the global-warming crowd, which is primarily interested in soaking up grant money in exchange for producing politically useful pseudo-science that helps statists grab power, at a substantial cost to their captive populations.”
Who is John Galt?
I’m still waiting for the EnviorNazis to explain to me how man can affect in any way shape or form, 5000 Trillion metric tons of gas - which is the mass of the earths atmosphere or how a percentage of only 0.038% of which is CO2 , which you can literally call zero point zero, can raise the temp anymore than water vapor.
>> Giaever is, however, no Hayek-loving proponent of economic liberty.
But he obviously has greater respect for his intellectual investments.