Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming

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The global warming theory left him out in the cold.

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 official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.

Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.

“I resign from APS,” Giaever wrote.

Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that “the evidence is incontrovertible.”

“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?” he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society. 

“The claim … 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,” his email message said.

A spokesman for the APS confirmed to that the Nobel Laureate had declined to pay his annual dues in the society and had resigned. He also noted that the society had no plans to revise its statement.

The use of the word “incontrovertible” had already caused debate within the group, so much so that an addendum was added to the statement discussing its use in April, 2010.

“The word ‘incontrovertible’ … is rarely used in science because by its very nature, science questions prevailing ideas. The observational data indicate a global surface warming of 0.74 °C (+/- 0.18 °C) since the late 19th century.”

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-signers of a 2009 letter to President Obama critical of his position on climate change.

Public perception of climate change has steadily fallen since late 2009. A Rasmussen Reports public opinion poll from August noted that 57 percent of adults believe there is significant disagreement within the scientific community on global warming, up five points from late 2009.

The same study showed that 69 percent of those polled believe it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data in order to support their own theories and beliefs. Just 6 percent felt confident enough to report that such falsification was “not at all likely.”

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8 Replies to “Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming”

  1. We haven’t advanced much since the clerics forced Galileo to deny his discovery. If a scientific theory has a political aspect to it, then actual scientific fact becomes moldable in these times. Truth no longer has an anchor and can drift wherever political expediency goes.

  2. Another busy day with the wankers! Back from work, and now drinking a nice glass of wine.
    Anyway, I certainly do not believe in global warming but I am warming to its unintended side effects. Sure I know it is a scam but it is one of the things that the left has pushed which has unintentionally helped the counter jihad. It has done so because of the move to green energy via ethanol production, which increases every year by 1 percent in the US. This is a massive figure and it has an impact on oil imports and the price of wheat. The muzzies need oil to get money to buy wheat. No wonder the price of wheat shot through the roof this year, helped on by the floods in Australia and a drought in China. Result the muzzies are toughing it out not being able to afford the high price of wheat so its off to the death to America demo as usual. Yeah that will put food on the table (not!). So folks do not be too hard on the left. This time those idiots are helping us to cripple the economies of our eternal enemies, the muzzies. The left helping the counter jihad. Now that is something!

  3. AGM was a scam from the start, and now more and more people are realizing this, hopefully it will lead to scorn for all who supported it.

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