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.It's not like plenty of us haven't known it for awhile, but bravo anyway to Professor Lewis for being so open about it. I wonder if I'll read about this in the major (left-leaning) Sacramento paper, or on CNN.com....
While searching on CNN.com (nothing there, what a surprise!), I came across this story about a new study of the sun's role in affecting Earth's climate. Now, I've always believed that when the facts contradict your expectations, you believe the facts, but one scientist just can't let go of the global warming mantra:
Haigh is aware that research which contradicts existing ideas about how the Sun's activity affects the Earth's climate is likely to fuel some climate skepticism.
But she says the solar cycles cancel each other out, going up and down over roughly an 11-year period.
"They [the solar cycles] are contributing nothing to long-term global warming," she said, "and it has no bearing on what we understand about greenhouse gases and their influence on climate."
They can't let go of their religion, or their money/gravy train.