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FrankRep
10-18-2010, 04:04 PM
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A leading physicist, Harold Lewis, has resigned from the American Physical Society over the organization's support of the “pseudoscientific fraud” of global warming. By James Heiser


Climate Change: A "Pseudoscientific Swindle" (http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/tech-mainmenu-30/environment/4926-climate-change-a-pseudoscientific-swindleq)


James Heiser | The New American (http://www.thenewamerican.com/)
18 October 2010

tpreitzel
10-19-2010, 08:45 PM
Excellent article and largely ignored by the alarmists for man-made global warming... Can't you envision your classic liberal chanting, "I will see and hear no evil", every time a skeptic of anthropogenic global warming approaches. ;)

reillym
10-20-2010, 12:32 PM
Every single scientific organization, including ones affiliated with coal/oil industry, supports AGW.

This is like someone saying they have proof the theory of gravity is false. It's all for the lolz.

tpreitzel
10-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Every single scientific organization, including ones affiliated with coal/oil industry, supports AGW.

This is like someone saying they have proof the theory of gravity is false. It's all for the lolz.

LOL ... just like the corrupt American Physical Society (APS) that Harold Lewis along with 200+ peers (physicists) petitioned to open a Topical Group on the subject of anthropogenic global warming and was treated thus:

"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. 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." - Harold Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara

The italics are mine