|Prof. Lewis latest victim of climate community's censorship|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Wednesday, 13 October 2010 12:53|
Earlier this week Harold Lewis, an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, turned in his letter of resignation to the President of the American Physical Society. Lewis cited the society's steadfast refusal to acknowledge Climategate or allow open discussion of climate change within the organization. Lewis, I believe accurately, pinned these actions on the society leaderhsip's funding hopes.
As Lewis said in his resignation letter, "It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave."
Lewis goes on to catalog his efforts to bring the subject into the open, which was repeatedly resisted by the society who instead turned to closed meetings and overlooking its own constitutional procedures. Left no other avenue of recourse, the Professor chose to step down from his position.
Unfortunately, these actions are not new to the climate science community. We know from trying to ask hard questions of Al Gore, the late Stephen Schneider, and 10:10's Fanny Armstrong.
Transparency and open discussion seem to terrify the climate science community, something I would not ever consider to be an enemy of science.
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