American Professor Resigns

I read the following recently; part of a much longer article by James Delingpole, which I've edited very slightly for clarity.

The link for the full article, plus comments, is shown at the foot of the page.

.......Funny business, blogging. Sometimes, you put up a post you personally think is genius and no one gives a damn. Other times, you put up a post you imagine is fairly routine – and suddenly everyone reads it.

“Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life”.

This was part of a resignation letter written by an American Physics Professor, Hal Lewis, to the American Physical Society.

A pity that more scientists don't speak their minds.

They can’t because, like all of us, they have to make a living.

I’ll leave it to a commenter called Scotchman to explain how it works:

    ...............No surprise here. Don’t know if any of you are scientists but climate change is a bit of a standing joke in the science community.

    Want funding for a study of, say, UK swan populations?

    "Sorry old boy, no money."

    Well, in that case I would like to conduct a study into the effect of climate change on UK swan populations.

    "Certainly, how much would you like?"


Those who are concerned about the objectivity of scientific bodies on the issue of climate change should read the text of Professor Lewis's letter in full. It can be found here:

Hal Lewis's Resignation Letter

16 Nov 2010

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