It is the greatest and most successful pseudo-scientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.And this week saw another noted scientist, a Nobel laureate even, Dr. Ivar Giaever resigned his membership of the self same American Physical Society. As to the reason of his resignation Dr. Giaever is as clear and succint as only the giants among scientists can be:
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.There's a bitch-slap you don't easily counter, is it? That much vaunted consensus clearly is not.
(via WUWT, thanks to DP111)