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.
Monday, October 11, 2010
American Physicist: "Global Warming Most Successful Pseudoscientific Fraud"
Hal Lewis, an Emeritus Professor of Physics at UC Santa Barbara has resigned from the American Physical Society with a letter that should be read aloud before every showing of Al Gore's histrionic "Earth in the Balance." Lewis not only lays bare the scientific quackery of the global warming scam, he points directly to the money involved:
The scientific method that helped birth the modern world centers on skeptical analysis of a body of information. Sadly, that process has been reduced to mindlessly repeating mantras so the grant money keeps rolling in.
While the regular media will ignore it, hopefully, somewhere, a man will run into the brainwashing theater and throw the proverbial hammer through the screen.
Dr. Lewis has taken the first steps. Read the rest of his resignation letter here.
Hat tip EH.