Lewis Resignation After 70 Years At APS Shouldn't Be A Shock
Just Another Crack in the Wall—NCPA Expert
October 12, 2010
DALLAS - Professor Harold Lewis's resignation from the American Physical Society after 70 years of membership over the organization's participation in the "global warming scam" is just the most recent show of disgust by principled scientists about promotion of pseudo-climate science for personal gain, according to National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.
"This is just one more brick crumbling in the edifice of catastrophic global warming," Dr. Burnett said. "Harold Lewis joins a growing cadre of principled scientists who refuse to continue the scientific charade of catastrophic global warming."
"It is...the global warming scam with the trillions of dollars driving it that has corrupted so many scientists... It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist," Lewis said in his resignation.
By resigning, Lewis joins other principled scientists such as Chris Landsea, Claude Allegre and others who have argued that the evidence for catastrophic climate change was weak and could not justify costly, precipitous action to avert global warming.
"Lewis's resignation is just one more alarm about the folly of the pseudo-science behind global warming and catastrophic climate change," Burnett continued, "and we need to answer responsibly by reexamining the data and applying sound science, as other honest researchers have. Too many questions remain."