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

In a message dated 10/18/2010 5:23:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I am not so sure about those "easily refutable lies" -- you may want to
look at this:
(slides at )

The science seems to be unsettled, and denying it won't make it disappear.


What won't disapear is the endless recycled spin which has been refuted
over and over again. They don't have to win the argument they just have to
create the illusion of controversy.


But arguing corporate funding ignores the fact that most (all?) major
energy companies are heavily involved in green energy. Moreover, one
could argue that higher taxes will just inflate their profits as their
existing reserves will become more valuable, while nobody is talking
about abolishing oil anytime soon. On the other hand let us not forget
corporations (and VCs!) sucking at the green energy's public tits: corn
growers with their ethanol subsidies, wind generator and solar
manufacturers and their grants and subsidies, gifts to electric car
manufacturers and electric car buyers, Vinod Khosla and his VC friends,
and similar. These are, by now, huge vested interest that feed the AGW
fever and the concomitant push for green energy.


Follow the money.


And on the brighter side maybe.



Scientists need to have their integrity restored, and that will not
happen through opacity or slandering the opposition. It only adds to the
perception that scientists -- on both sides -- are not different from
anyone else and are driven by similar vulgar incentives.

The deniers have no integrity to lose.

Bob Zannelli