Following in the footsteps of Hal Lewis …
Prof Ivar Giaver, 82, an elected fellow of the American Physical Society, has resigned from the society; protesting its stance on global warming. He is a US based Norwegian physicist and is chief technology officer at Applied Biophysics and a retired academic at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The APS declares in its policy statement,
Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth’s climate. 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 an email to APS’s executive, Prof Giaver said he “cannot live” with its official statement on global warming.
Prof Dr Ir Henri Masson has resigned from the European Society of Engineers and Industrialists.
Dr Masson was event co-ordinator of an upcoming conference. Among the line-up of speakers were Fred Singer and Claes Johnson. Both speakers hold ‘skeptical’ views on climate change. This came to the attention of IPCC Vice Chair van Ypersele who moved quickly to demand the ‘disinvitation’ of these two distinguished speakers.
The attitude by SEII leadership was so intolerable to Masson, that they would not allow scientific debate on this important scientific topic, he chose to resign.
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