Nobel prize winner resigns from the American Physical Society over its support of global warming


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A Nobel prize winner has bluntly resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) because of its unquestioning support of global warming.

Dr. Giaever wrote to Kirby of APS: “Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I cannot live with the (APS) statement below (on global warming): APS: ‘The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.’

Giaever announced his resignation from APS was due to the group’s belief in man-made global warming fears. Giaever explained in his email to APS: “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.” [emphasis in original]

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3 comments

  • Note that the APS statement doesn’t give a timeframe.. and is therefore unquestionably true. At *some* point the climate of Earth will be significantly different to today and will have those wide-sweeping effects. That the following sentence doesn’t follow from the first two is the lie.

  • ZZMike

    The APS said “We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.” That’s what Giaever has a problem with. Implicit in the “We must” is the idea that “We, the people” are the cause.

  • Publius 2

    Dr. Giaever brings a breath of fresh air. During the last interglacial period, some 130,000 years ago, temperatures were warmer than they are now — sans any help from human-caused carbon emissions. The gaps in climate science remain enormous; therefore it would be insanity to attempt to craft mandatory changes in energy use based on what we know — because of the risks of unintended consequences. Al Gore is dead wrong: If he persists in his misguided campaign, it will be he who will be condemned by history.

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