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'Consensus' on Climate Change is 'Fake,' scientists say


A team of scientists has sent a letter to all U.S. senators warning that a claim there is "consensus" in the scientific community on the climate change issue is false.

The letter dated Oct. 29 reads in part: "You have recently received a letter from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), purporting to convey a 'consensus' of the scientific community that immediate and drastic action is needed to avert a climatic catastrophe. . .

"The claim of consensus is fake, designed to stampede you into actions that will cripple our economy, and which you will regret for many years. There is no consensus, and even if there were, consensus is not the test of scientific validity. Theories that disagree with the facts are wrong, consensus or no."

The five signatories to the letter are:

     Professor Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara
     Professor Fred Singer, University of Virginia
     Professor Will Happer, Princeton University
     Professor Larry Gould, University of Hartford
     Dr. Roger Cohen, retired Manager, Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil

The letter also notes that the American Physical Society, an organization of physicists, did not sign the AAAS letter and states the society is "at this moment reviewing its stance on so-called global warming, having received a petition from its membership to do so.

That petition was signed by 160 distinguished members and fellows of the society, including one Nobelist and 12 members of the National Academies.

The 160 signatories range alphabetically from Harold M. Agnew, former White House science councilor and former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to Martin V. Zombeck, a physicist formerly with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and include Ivar Giaever, who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1973.

List of 160 signers of the APS petition available at

See entire letter here:
Thanks to Vern Peterman for this link







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