Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nobel Laureates and Global Warming

I see another older scientist, Ivar Giaever, resigned from the American Physical Society because they say their is incontrovertible evidence that global warming is occurring. I guess that will show them. But he doesn't seem at all aware of the evidence, or try to refute it. Even Nobel Laureates can be wrong, you know.

The "laptog bloggers" are having a field day, of course, but seem completely unaware that the IPCC itself won a Nobel Prize.

Or that 20 Nobel Laureates who signed the St James Palace Memorandum in 2009 calling on action for a low carbon future, saying it “must be seriously explored NOW”:

And unaware of this 2010 letter, signed by 11 Nobel Laureates, defending the integrity of climate science.

Or the 1992 World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity signed by 101 Nobel Prize winners:

Or the six Nobel Laureautes who in 2010 called upon the leaders of the G8/G20 to make climate change a central focus of their agenda:

Or the 34 US Nobel Laureautes who send President Obama a letter in 2009 calling for more R&D funding in climate change and energy:

There are more, too -- but I am tired of Googling.


Steve Bloom said...

He's an 82-y.o. Galileo, per WP. Once again we must resort to quoting Max Planck:

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."

andrewt said...

Those who think the 1973 physics laureates are convincing authorities outside their fields, might want to reconsider their views on telepathy which Giaever's, co-laureate Brian Josephson thinks is real.

Anonymous said...

How about "Nobel Laureates and HIV Denial"?

Short answer: Kerry Mullis

Implications: The science demonstrating a link between HIV and AIDS is far from settled.