Nobel Winner Rings The Bell On Parts Of Global Warming

Ivar Giaever

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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He is not the first and he is not likely to be the last; but a Nobel Prize wining scientist has opted out of the “warmist” batch and resigned his membership from one of the batch’s organizations.  From FoxNews Scitech:

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.

No doubt we are all familiar with the old saw, “never say never.”  We have grown to accept the phrase as mostly good advice.  The same cannot be said for the word “incontrovertible.”  At least, not in the opinion of Giaever, when it applies to global warming and the man caused elements of the claim:

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.

That worrisome word (incontrovertible) has caused debate in the scientific community before.  And why shouldn’t it.  The very nature of science seems to always leave the door open to new discoveries and new opinions; but perhaps not so much in the microscopes, thermometers and computer models of the warmists:

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

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