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