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Published On: Mon, Oct 5th, 2015

Five years later, Hal Lewis’ ‘global warming’ hoax warning rings loud and clear

The Telegraph published a shaming letter of resignation from Professor Emiritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara on Oct. 8, 2010 and now the letter is still going viral.

Lewis attacked the ethics of the American Physical Society and took issue with the corruption grant money had brought to the climate change debate.

“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.”

Noting how the APS ignores critics, stifles debate and dissent, Lewis says that “The appallingly tendentious APS statement on Climate Change was apparently written in a hurry by a few people over lunch, and is certainly not representative of the talents of APS members as I have long known them.”

He added that the APS has aimed “… to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims…” and a particular physics department “… would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst…”

Check out the full letter: HERE

Weather.com graphic snowfall in September 2014

Weather.com graphic snowfall in September 2014

Lewis writes that climate change is “the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist” and the APS responded:

“The APS adheres to rigorous ethical standards in developing its statements,” the statement says. “Neither the operating officers nor the elected leaders of the society have a monetary stake in [climate-change] funding.” The statement adds that, because relatively few APS members conduct climate-change research, the vast majority of the society’s members “derive no personal benefit from such research support”. APS press secretary Tawanda Johnson told physicsworld.com that the society released the statement to defend its reputation in the face of the accusations.

Gavin Schmidt, a climate physicist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, denies Lewis’s claim that research in climate change is congruent with financial gain. “People don’t get paid to get results,” he says. “Funding pays for postdocs, graduate students and equipment.” Schmidt adds the issue raised by Lewis is “a manufactured story” to make people believe there is some discontent in the profession.

Lewis does, however, have some support among physicists. “[Lewis] is on target with the big picture,” says Princeton physicist Will Happer, a leader of last year’s effort to change the APS statement on climate change.

The APS says in response to the “widespread interest expressed by its members” that it will now organize a “topical group” to encourage exchange of information on the physics of climate.

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  1. Elmore says:

    I have a great deal of respect for Hal Lewis because he came forward and told the truth about global warming knowing full well that he would be blackballed and ostracized by his colleagues. It took great courage to come forward and I hope there will always be people like him who believe that the truth is more important than profit.

  2. Elmore says:

    I have a great deal of respect for Hal Lewis because he came forward and told the truth about global warming knowing full well that he would be blackballed and ostracized by his colleagues. It took great courage to come forward and I hope there will always be people like him who believe that the truth is more important than profit.

  3. ‘Climate Hustle’ targets the long list of global warming lies, climate change hysteria - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Hal Lewis: Global warming is a hoax […]

  4. George Gallagher says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Mx0_8YEtg
    ONE of the world’s leading climate change experts claims to have discovered mathematical anomalies which effectively ‘disprove’ global warming.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/611111/Former-government-expert-disproves-climate-change-and-says-world-will-soon-cool-down

    Have a Gruber Day!

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