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Nobel prize winning scientist resigns to protest global warming

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From Fox News.

Excerpt:

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.”

[...]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.”

And this isn’t the first story like this, remember – the last one was Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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2 Responses

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    I just think this is so ironic in light of Al Gore’s most recent fuss that Global warming is really man made…thanks for this update.

  2. Mariangela says:

    When an award like the Nobel Prize is handed out indiscriminately it devalues the award. In Canada the Canadian Nobel Prize, the Order of Canada, has lost a great deal of respect. After Henry Mortgentaller, an abortionist won the award, many Canadians returned their award. Father Lucien Larre, a Catholic priest in British Columbia returned his award, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Gilbert Finn returned his, Monsignor A.J. Goski returned his and so did the Madonna House.

    Theodore Caldwell wrote in the National Post that his father, Thomas S. Caldwell, who received the award in 2003, returned his award as a protest. Caldwell wrote, “I have not been graced with the time or talent to have attained such a prestigious award. But if I had, and if the same folks who honoured me then chose to celebrate a man for snuffing out little lives, I like to think I would waste no time in telling them where to stick their snowflake.”

    Many people argue that Obama should lose his peace prize because of his decision to enter Libya. If you can earn a peace prize before you have even demonstrated any skill at peace keeping and then start a war without a battle plan and not have your award stripped from you, then it shows the weight that this award really carries, no weight at all. It’s about time more people return their Nobel Prizes.

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