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Re: [Phys-l] Prof. Hal Lewis resigns from APS

Plenty of political/economic influences to go around, but the important question remains as to the validity of the SCIENCE being used to support/disprove the human-induced global warming hypothesis. Currently the operative science is overwhelmingly from the supporters of the hypothesis, so that is the science that should be under the most scrutiny. There are clearly some 'reputable' scientists who don't think the science is completely valid. We should not dismiss such. Personally, I've looked at the criticisms about temperature reporting stations--both those still active and those that were removed from the data used to determine global temperature, and there certainly appears to be some serious problems there. ;-(


Richard W. Tarara
Professor of Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN
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----- Original Message ----- From: "A. John Mallinckrodt" <>
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Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Phys-l] Prof. Hal Lewis resigns from APS

... as if there were no political--more precisely economic--interests informing the anti climate change forces, which are, interestingly enough, confined not merely to the right wing, but almost exclusively the right wing *in America* (see

Another item worth considering:

The Montford Delusion

John Mallinckrodt
Cal Poly Pomona

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Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Phys-l] Prof. Hal Lewis resigns from APS


You are not correct in your assessment. The APS showed no interest in examining the science in this
matter. Their decision was/is solely based on politics, as were the so-called investigations into
ClimateGate. Most, unbiased scientists that take the time to examine all of the documents and the
peer-reviewed scientific literature (not the IPCC reports) will arrive at the same conclusion as Professor
Lewis. The problem is that most scientists have difficulty imagining that the so-called climate experts
have engaged in poor quality scientific work, even to the point of fabricating data. There is an effort
underway to significantly alter the land-based measurements and data sets to get the desired results.
None of this is to deny that climate change is an ongoiong process, but rather a demand that higher
standards for data collection and analysis be used and that the entire process be transparent. We
have a huge number of people engaged in quasi-scientific work to promote a political agenda, rather
than being engaged in truth-seeking.
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