Monday, October 11, 2010

87 year-old Professor Hal Lewis: Climate Change is the Greatest and Most Successful Pseudoscientific Fraud I Have Seen

Professor Hal Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California-Santa Barbara, formally resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) last Wednesday after 67 years as a member. His resignation has received much attention on the internet.

To quote from Professor Lewis' resignation letter to Curtis G. Callan, Princeton University, President of the APS:
"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.
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. 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.
APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. Do you wonder that I have lost confidence in the organization?
Your own Physics Department (of which you are chairman) would lose millions a year if the global warming bubble burst. When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing, and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise. As the old saying goes, you don't have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Since I am no philosopher, I'm not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question.
I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me, but I hope we are still friends."
Do you agree with Professor Lewis, or have the news media, the politicians anxious to create a crisis and the scientists hungry for grants indelibly influenced your opinion?


  1. Wow, when a high profile guy like this speaks up, the writings on the wall. But usually you just have to follow the money, if you want to know the truth. There is so much money involved these scientist will sell their souls for a little piece of it. When Al Gore created a business to make money on global warming, selling carbon credits. I knew it stunk big time.

  2. I firmly believe Al Gore is trying to become the first 21st century robber baron of the carbon market.

  3. All of the scientists involved in this should be prosecuted and brought before the courts of justice. This is hypocrisy, and they call themselves scientists? What a world we live in now, how sad people have become...

  4. Don't think much of Al Gore and his carbon footprint. In the end, who benefits from cap-n-trade? My guess is the people that actually write the legislation for our congress-critters.