In a scathing resignation letter to his colleagues at the American Physical Society, Harold Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke passionately about what he feels has been a blind eye turned toward evidence of fraud in the debate over anthropogenic global warming. This arises namely from the publication of letters between climate scientists around the world, centering on East Anglia University in the UK, which resulted in the so-called “Climategate” fiasco late last year.
In spite of evidence showing how climate science has been, in at least a few instances, controlled and manipulated, the American Physical Society did little to rectify the situation, Professor Lewis claims. Climate Science blogger Anthony Watts says Lewis’ letter is “on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.” Sharing that sentiment with Watts, void of political motives, but also in stark objection to the kind of control the scientific community allows to remain shackled to the release of honest, unbiased science in the modern era, for your reading pleasure we have also excerpted Harold Lewis’ resignation letter for you in its entirety.
The following correspondence was sent by Lewis to Curtis G. Callan, Jr. of Princeton University, who serves as current President of the American Physical Society:
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinenceby