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

I would very much like to hear some evaluation of the "Trillions of Dollars" that have completely turned the heads of the global climate change proponents.

As far as I know, there are two major sources of research funding.
Big government and Big Business.
Big Government seems very luke warm about combating this effect.
And Big (US) Business seems to be positively horrified by the thought: coal, oil, manufacturing.

The Republicans seem to be accurately reflecting the interests of their sponsors: they are no less firm in saying No on this topic that on the many others that the elected congress has proposed.
The Democrats in turn notice that jobs are at risk too. So just who is providing the trillions? The Chinese? Don't think so.

Brian W

On 10/11/2010 11:44 AM, A. John Mallinckrodt wrote:
... 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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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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