Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Changing Climate of Global Warming

Ivar Giaever disagrees with American Physical Society statement and resigns

Ivar Giaever
This is Professor Giaever's email announcing his resignation 
from the American  Physical Society. 
Professor Giaever is a Nobel Laureate.
Also reported by Fox News here.

From:                                   Ivar Giaever
Sent:                                    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:42 PM
To:                                        kirby@xxxxx
Cc:                                        'Robert H. Austin'; 'William Happer'; 'Larry Gould'; 'hal lewis'; 'S. Fred Singer'; Roger Cohen
Subject:                                I resign from APS

Dear Ms. Kirby

Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I can not live with the statement below:

Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth's climate. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide as well as methane, nitrous oxide and other gases. They are emitted from fossil fuel combustion and a range of industrial and agricultural processes.

The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring.

If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.
    In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this “warming” period.

Best regards,

Ivar Giaever

Also reported by International Business HERE
Professor Giaever bio lists

One in Four Believe in Gore;

A new poll by Rassmussen Reports in the US has found that only one in four believe Al Gore to be an expert on Global Warming.

James Taylor reports:
Only 24 percent of likely American voters consider Al Gore an expert on global warming, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports. More than twice that number – 59 percent – say Gore is not an expert, while 18 percent are not sure.
Comparatively speaking, more Americans believe in haunted houses (37 percent) than believe in Al Gore’s global warming expertise. Also, more Americans believe extraterrestrials are visiting the earth (34 percent) than believe in Al Gore’s global warming expertise. Gore does, however, beat out people who believe in spells and witchcraft (19 percent).
Read more HERE.
James Taylor is the Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News, a national (US) monthly