I read this and it blew me away. This guy is a REAL scientist. A no bullshit kind of guy who’s disgusted with the antics of many of his fellow scientists and has the stones to do something about it. He tried to change things but was cut off.
If you want credentials here they are……
Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor SafetyChairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)
So what did he do that blew me away? Well on October 6, 2010 he submitted his resignation to the American Physical Society. Here are some snippets, you can go to the website source below to read the whole letter.
The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.
This man minces no words, he calls them like he sees them and it’s rather apparent that he doesn’t want to play with money-grubbing lunatics who create science to fit a preconceived answer vs. letting science lead them to a conclusion, whatever it may be.
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.
So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it.
Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate.
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. So a few of us petitioned the Council to reconsider it. One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety.
The original Statement, which still stands as the APS position, also contains what I consider pompous and asinine advice to all world governments, as if the APS were master of the universe. It is not, and I am embarrassed that our leaders seem to think it is. This is not fun and games, these are serious matters involving vast fractions of our national substance, and the reputation of the Society as a scientific society is at stake.
Sounds like confirmation of what many outsiders see and believe is going on behind the scenes regarding the so-called “science” surrounding claims of anthropogenic global warming. This is proof not all scientists are bad. I know I frequently sound like I feel that way, but there are plenty of good scientists like Professor Lewis who get shut down and are unable to speak the truth for various reasons.
Professor Lewis did get one thing glaringly wrong when he said “The giants no longer walk the earth.” He forgot about himself obviously being one of the last and few “giants.”
Professor Lewis has my greatest admiration and my sincerest thanks for stepping up to the plate, which is something rarely seen these days.
Source: IPCC News