Top US scientist resigned after admitting that global warming was a big scam

Explaining his shocking resignation from the American Physical Society,

Professor Emeritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara wrote:

“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. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.”

The renowned physicist further wrote:

“Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club.”

Dr. Lewis, who was also a former department chairman at the University of California, had been a member of the American Physical Society for 67 years.

See entire resignation letter:

Thanks to Brian Payne for this link

26 thoughts on “Top US scientist resigned after admitting that global warming was a big scam”

  1. nice to see ethics, how rare in science nowdays
    whats passing for science
    the only ones that can speak out are the ready to retire or the rare secure employed elsewhere
    ie not in a warmist cluster uni etc
    lets hope a lot of the idiots signing the RICO farce document all get examined and removed from their positions
    I can Dream

  2. Now is the time for honest scientists, who see their fields polluted by this fraud, to speak out and bury it once and for all. It is also time for those who are not the true criminals but who have gone along in order to get along, to come out also, lest they be taken down with them. Those who have perpetuated this lie belong in jail.

  3. Full marks Dr. Lewis for taking the honorable route from the AGW debacle.
    The cracks in this conspiracy to pervert climate research into a tool for the Green Terrorists to use against the economy of the West are now appearing.
    It is now up to Congress to properly investigate the scams practiced by the proponents of AGW. It is then, for the US Federal Law Agencies to investigate the activities of the EPA and the false law they have manufactured with their friends in the Climate NGOs.
    The Republicans can also help by stating that they will revoke any UN agreement made by the Democrat Gullible Warmists based on the false science from the AGW brigade and the IPCC.

    • If the Republicans take a hard stand against the UN IPCC they will be painted as Obstructionist who want to destroy the Earth, Kill our children and Racists who hate Obama by the Press. You cannot Win until the Press does their JOB and Tells the Truth. But then they would have to admit that they were also part of the SCAM.

      • Do you really think people like me in flyover country give a flip what these people spew out in the MSM? Republicans not taking a stand are about ready to be handed a rude shock. We don’t want them representing us in D.C. anymore.

  4. Dr. Lewis at least in the end integrity, your achievements and science is more important to you than the fraud perpetrated on the public by the scam of AGW. Trillions of dollars wasted and careers sacrificed for what?, political bondage. How these scammers can look at themselves in the mirror and be proud of what they see staring back at them is as mystifying to me as why they went along with the fraud in the first place. I guess in the end money does talk.

  5. If this climate Scientist was brave enough to resigned from admitting that global warming is a big scam. Then every other climate scientists should step down and admit they were wrong.

    • He’s not the only one. Dr Landsea, one of the world’s leading authorities on hurricanes, left the IPCC saying that it was scientifically unsound, among other things. We need more of these guys.

  6. Color me unsuprised.

    I have maintained my belief that’s global warming from CO2 is a myth, overhyped, lies, an effort to gain control and money or some combination of all of these with the two facts that even today, C02 is 0.04% of the atmosphere and the oceans emit more CO2 than man, heck; even termites emit more C02 than man –

    Now, Obama isn’t going to give it up; but if the cooling trend continues and winters become increasing brutal for the next 5 years; the people paying sky high electrical rates because Obama has shut down all the coal plants will get rid of all elected global warmists to be able not to go broke heating their houses; and we’ll be done with this scam then.

    • Next thirty or more years!
      This cycle SC24 has another 4 years to run. Its already below SC5 monthly average of large Sun spots that can be seen with a 40MM optic.
      The next 11 year average cycle length after that is SC25 which forcast by Russian Solar scientist to be even lower in output than this one. The following cycle 26 is expected to be at the same output as SC23 but without the excess heat stored in the Oceans put there by the cycle 21 to 23.
      In summary a Solar minimum slightly deeper than Dalton but not as long as Maunder. I will be very lucky to see the end of this solar minimum, in age terms.
      Glaciers will expand, sea levels and tempretures will drop and crops will fail leading to famine on a par with those in the eighties, but with out the wheat banks to alleviate it.

  7. Alarmists heap scorn on Physicists who claim the greenhouse effect defies real physics laws and is an example of perpetual motion.

    One radio announcer announced during a discussion with scientific know nothing Naomi Oreskes that critics of the “settled science” were “physicists for God’s sake – they’re not even climatologists !”

    Which really sums up how stupid believers in the “settled science” are.

    Climate science is ALL about radiation PHYSICS – totally !

    It is just that climatologists fuck up even basic science with their mythical beliefs sprouting systems and models that rely on perpetual motion !

    A large number of Real Scientists – chemists, engineers and physicists – people who actually develop real things of benefit to society either avoid the climate debate or pour scorn on the whole field of this “science” as the author did with his resignation letter.

    Agreement with climate science is apparently a prerequisite for the grant gravy train.

    Note however not one single grant to climate “science” has resulted in a single creation of any value to anyone other than the grant recipients !

    And they have a zero success rate with all of their models and predictions !

    • And I have seen that not many ‘climate scientists’ those on Govt gravy trains in some poxy university are even physicists. Therfore they know nothing of basic thermo. Most of the scam busters arent in ‘climate science’ Tim Ball excluded, the (AGW) GH effect) busters are often astronomers and from other real physics disciplines or engineers trained in thermo.

    • “Note however not one single grant to climate “science” has resulted in a single creation of any value to anyone other than the grant recipients !”

      You don’t know how key this is. It isn’t just climate science, but diet science, medical science, and social sciences as well which are seriously corrupted.

      the one goal in all of these fields is not to produce science that can benefit the future of humanity, it is to convince some government bureaucrat to continue their funding. It is easier to continue funding if you find something scary that gives the government an opportunity to get involved to save us all.

      Government will save us from climate change, just as they falsely saved us from animal fat, and falsely have us take statins, and falsely tell us we can not punish our children when they are bad, and falsely tell us men shouldn’t lift weights (it advances unhealthy masculinity)

      Should also note, it is fairly easy for radical groups to take over government offices and force this on us, as the rest of us don’t pay attention, while trying to accomplish real work. As an example, it was militant vegetarians who actually proposed the animal fat is bad idea – wonder why.

  8. Great man. These ‘older’ physics professors know all too well that this (GW) is a scam. Old enough to be past the worry of no promotion by not towing the line.

  9. Thank you so much for this article Robert… I will tell you I am impressed with your integrity!

    I have had a hard time for years over the fact that, as a alumni of of the UMass-Dept of Geosciences (in my time Dept of Geology and Geography)… how much the school I got my graduate degree from was involved in this scam.

    Dr. Ray Bradley, who I *used to respect and a man I *used to* think had integrity …has not being honest about AGW. It has been difficult to reconcile myself with the fact that he (one of the “hockey stick” authors and part of the East Anglia climate bunch) was so heavily invested in this scam, but I’m pleased to know there are scientists who are finally coming out of the woods and being honest with us.

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