Nobel physicist resigns over climate claims, according to Fox News 14 September 2011 and International Business Times 15 September. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and winner of the Nobel Prize in physics 1973, has resigned from the prestigious American Physics Society (APS) because he rejects their official stance on global warming. The society claims that the evidence for man-made global warming is “incontrovertible”. In his resignation letter Giaever wrote: “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 (APS) claim is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this ‘warming’ period”. International Business Times also quotes Giaever as claiming: “Moreover, global warming has become a new religion. We frequently hear about the number of scientists who support it. But the number is not important: only whether they are correct is important”.
Editorial Comment: We couldn’t say it any better than Giaever – truth or error is never determined by the numbers of believers, or the exalted position they may have in the eyes of the world. If something is true, it doesn’t matter how unpopular it is. It won’t cease to be true because a lot of scientists, politicians, lawyers, economists or journalists pour scorn on it. If something is false, then whether it is said by many laymen or a few prominents it will not make it true. This principle not only applies to climate change, but also to creation, evolution, the big bang theory, peer review and many other issues. (Ref. climate, weather, philosophy, world view)
Evidence News 21 September 2011