Washington, Oct 12: An American professor, Harold Lewis, has branded global warming as “the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud” he has ever seen.
(His temperature might have risen a little higher had he got a glimpse of this “communication strategy” for alarmists (PDF). I’m sure you know the drill… don’t scare the bejeezus out of children, etc.)
The Professor, 87, described his “revulsion” at last year’s leaked “Climategate” emails which appeared to show scientists at East Anglia’s world-leading Climate Research Unit rigging evidence in favour of man-made climate change.
(You can still get the emails and data files here. (It’s a big file, I’m warning you). Alternatively, you can get up to speed with this hilarious parody that Michael Mann (through his lawyers) unsuccessfully tried to get off the Internet.)
Lewis branded man-made climate change a “scam” driven by “trillions of dollars” which has “corrupted” scientists, making the remarks after formally resigning from the American Physical Society (APS).
He claims that the APS, the society for America’s top physicists, has refused to engage in proper scientific debate about climate change and ignored climate skeptics.
He compared the APS now to the organization he joined almost 70 years ago which he said was “much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood”.
“How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth and the money flood has become the raison d’etre of much physics research,” the Daily Express quoted Lewis, as saying.
“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,” he added.
Back in Australia, now that the on-off-on again carbon price scam, oops I meant to say BIG NEW TAX ON EVERYTHING, is back on the table, and Australians brace themselves for skyrocketing electricity bills, we all might need a bit of this foot-tapping, cheer-me-up kinda Minnesota singalong: