Top Scientist Resigns Admitting Global Warming Is A Big Scam


Top US scientist Hal Lewis resigned from his post at the University of California after admitting that global warming was a big scam, in a shocking resignation letter.

From the Telegraph

The following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emeritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara


Sent: Friday, 08 October 2010 17:19 Hal Lewis
From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara
To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society
6 October 2010

Dear Curt:

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 abstinence – it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

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. 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.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it…

I do feel the need to add one note, and this is conjecture, since it is always risky to discuss other people’s motives. This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. 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.





  1. Take note he is a physicist not a climatologist. Physicist are well known eccentrics. He is probably getting senile in his old age.

  2. The shills are out…”Global Warming ‘, oh! oh!..strike that for, “Climate Change.” Both are farces and a ploy to earn trillions of dollars by levying a UN tax on all citizens of the world, in itself unlawful and disgraceful to even attempt it. . The world has cooled about 1 degree Celsius in the last 100 years…so the name change, from Global Warming …to Climate Change…weak attacks will ensue..but don’t fall for this “junk science” called Global Warming.It has and is being discredited all over…especially since a lot of scientists advocating this are suspected of being controlled by money as in “grants.”Climate change is a scam.

  3. He’s dead. He’s was a physicist. Mega corporations still own the rights to drill and extract fossil fuels worth millions of dollars for years to come for enormous profits. There is little profit to be made in solar and wind. The only political party on earth that denies global climate change is the United States republican party. Follow the money.

  4. So, I guess we are left to conclude that you are a climate stability denier. By stability, of course, I am referring to the natural fluctuations of the climate and Mother Earth’s continuing efforts to keep things, well, natural. We could be undergoing some massive spate of volcanic eruption spewing millions of tons of ejecta into the atmosphere and there would STILL be the throng of guilt-ridden tree-huggers blaming themselves for the sick atmosphere. And 65 million years ago, there had to be some Hillary-Bernie-Obama loving tree-huggers blaming themselves for the dinosaurs’ demise.

    I don’t doubt for one moment that we have done a piss-poor job at planetary stewardship, but rather than blame the sheep, why don’t you people ever question the farmers; those people in charge who have been manipulating all the wars for at least the last several hundred years? THESE are the people who have set the stage for our climate’s demise, if that is the term you feel more appropriate. Rather than grabbing your family size jar of Vaseline and pulling your shorts down, I’d suggest taking a deeper historical look as to who has benefited from all these toxic, destructive, and pollution producing wars and who will benefit from Carbon Taxes and people’s ignorance of the truth?

    The truth is just what Rahm Emanuel had stated, and he was only plagiarizing; that they “should never let a good crisis go to waste.” That crisis or series of crises has always had, as its basis, the maintenance of that system that keeps wealth among the wealthy and everyone else scrambling for the crumbs under the table.

  5. Have you been keeping track of the thousands of birds including the bald eagle being killed by windmills? Have you ever confronted the fact that al whore is just as greedy and corrupt as any oil company could ever hope to be? Have you ever taken the time to understand how carbon credits work? They don’t change the emissions at all, it’s all about money. I have followed the money and it leads to you!

  6. The man’s been dead since 2011. It’s typical of this site to publish something as if it’s timely when it isn’t. Note the date on the letter.

    I guess you really know nothing about the Dr. Lewis. Can you give me some highlights from his CV off the top of your head? Of course not. But you’re willing to smear him as senile nonetheless. Says a lot about you.

    As to your ad hominem assertion that Dr. Lewis was an eccentric because he was a physicist, should we also conclude that black people like watermelon, because the black kids from the Our Gang comedies ate a lot of it? Yours is a generalization based on no more evidence. Just a stereotype, and you know who uses stereotypes … demagogues, charlatans, dictators. Nice company pal. No decent, thinking human being uses a stereotype to diminish another. As Dr. King said, judge people by the content of their character, not some superficial trait.

    Your implication is that since he was a mere physicist and not a climatologist, he would be either incapable of examining the evidence and coming to a rational conclusion or he would should be denied a voice. Only members of the club … the very club he criticized for having been corrupted … can pass judgment on its own findings … is that how it works in your Orwellian world? How very circular and self-referential. How very exclusive of you, and insular, and unscientific, and fascistic to suggest anyone with a viewpoint opposed to your should be smearaed and muzzled.

    Climatology is to real science what numerology is to mathematics. It’s pretend science. The system is far too complex for any of the climatologist’s models to amount to anything more than a bundle of inputted biases that spit out garbage.

    So many sensational predictions made so many years ago … unfulfilled. So many scandals over tampering with data and collusion to coverup the suppression of unsupportive facts. Yeah, that’s like saying Keynesian economics is science or believing chemotherapy has anything to do with science.

    Look, you’re either a shill or a dupe. Either way, spare us the propaganda.

  7. Timely article, from someone right in the thick of things. Oh, wait, the letter is dated 2010. I smell a rat here. His conclusions seem bogus, not unlike several articles on this site. BTW, Eisenhower warned against the Military-industrial complex, not corrupted scientists.

  8. The above letter, (if indeed this was Hal Lewis’s letter), are clearly not the words of a senile old man. Very unprofessional on your part to make such a diagnosis as that is clearly not the “focus of your studies”. Any physician/person of integrity needing to make such a diagnosis would again, need to be very professional about it and clearly would not “stereotype” someone based solely on their age, or their profession – which you have done both – and or, equate the word eccentric to one with a “negative” connotation. Eccentric has the ability to be very positive if not outright brilliant or exceptional. It simply means that they do not follow the norms of the day which in this case is a good thing as the norm of the day is for people to believe what they are told and to follow along like mindless individuals.

  9. He wrote this letter just before going to work for a UK based think tank, The Global Warming Policy Foundation. I doubt that was a volunteer position.

  10. Very well stated. Too bad most people will continue to politicize issues like this and never understand the bigger picture.

  11. Oh, sure. It’s much more likely that thousands of scientists are corrupt, than this guy, not a climatologist, got bought off by the deep pocket oil interests. Health Freedoms has completely lost my respect with this one.

  12. Nicely put.

    Also, lets not forget how long the government has been denying its role in using HAARP and Bernard Eastlund’s patent for the application of aluminum and barium salts to, as the patent states, better attenuate the atmosphere for use by the HAARP antenna array.

    Those metallic salt applications, the same ones the government was denying for all these years, when finally brought into the light, was then sold to the public as a means to increase the Earth’s albido and reflect the sun’s light back out to space. Well, that was what we were told.

    The truth, however, was far more sinister. By limiting the amount of sunlight, given the factors that make up our atmosphere, what has actually happened has been to decrease the level of photosynthesis across the globe and also the uptake of CO2. Even worse has been that those nefarious metallic salts do a far more efficient job of reflecting infraRed radiation BACK down to Earth than the CO2 level which has been politically vilified all these years.

    Unfortunately, most of these tree-hugging chowderheads are more interested in satisfying some deep-seated pathologically need to feel guilty about the climate (or anything really) because some corrupt agenda-driven politician has told them they are to blame. It’s because of these morons that the stock value of Vaseline will be always be high.

  13. He was paid well to deny climate change. Its not just American Physical Society, at least 18 other major well known well renowned scientific and government organizations all have come to the conclusion through scientific investigation that Climate change is real and is man made. Deny it all you want it is a scientific fact.

  14. Good question. It’s that image I get whenever I see liberals trying to explain how they rationalize the political situation.

  15. I’m not a scientist so am really confused about the entire issue, as I’m sure whichever side is knowingly wrong, hoped to achieve. They have achieved it. The only thing about this entire issue that has not been explained to me, even though I have asked, is this: If global warming is a hoax, why are some islands slowly disappearing under the ocean because of rising waters, requiring their inhabitants to be relocated to other islands? Personally, I can’t think of any other way the oceans can rise except from polar ice melt and certainly if a volcano is spewing lava into the oceans causing displacement of water. Would appreciate if someone could answer that one question…which is really a very simple one! Why are islands sinking because of rising water levels?

  16. My two pence. What is really really wrong here – that comes to the surface every now and then – that we are suckled to a site that has feedback options only like “I like” “I like even more”, and “I really really like”. You cannot voice that you are peeved. And so, there is absolute no way to ask, what the hell is some letter wasting our time in 2016 that was written by a dead man in 2010? This choice of article is an absolute disgrace – and not the first time, and it makes you wonder about the honesty and integrity of this site, not even the wisdom, because it is beyond that. We read it though, because some good articles copied here save us a lot of search time.
    Other than that, it is FUNNY. That every time some weirdo article still pops up denying global warming, all the nitwits from the cracks come to live, and act like they have found some solid platform the spew stupidity from. And the rest of the folks – who would normally just pass on garbage like this – will suddenly and somewhat understandably get emotionally triggered to bring some sense into the discussion, which is a futile effort. If you want to believe in something, arguments will fall on deaf ears, so this is not an opportunity where you could exchange thoughts. The other side has entered this conversation pre-disqualified, thanks to the great disservice of this site.

  17. Since islands don’t float, they can’t sink. However, it’s long been known that ground levels rise and fall according to what supports it.

    Which islands, specifically, are you referring to?

  18. Wow – apparently you’re a little deluded there… you can check “like” or “dislike”. True, there’s no button for “butthurt” but that comes out quite clearly in the post that you claim is unavailable to you. “Thought exchange” technology has not been developed by 2016, maybe you should go back to the future if out primitive technology leaves you wanting…

    I think you might want to talk to your doctor about your reality issues. Please don’t drive or operate heavy machinery until you’ve be
    en checked out.

  19. Exactly…they can’t sink, yet the water level is continually rising requiring the inhabitants to be relocated. Unfortunately, I was made aware of this situation a few years ago from a documentary and can’t remember the name of the islands. Those obscure islands, of which there are thousands of them, most people can’t name or are even aware of. I’m inclined to believe global warming/climate change IS happening but being a truth seeker, am willing to admit when wrong because truth is more important than ego gratification of being right. Thanks for your reply:)

  20. Sometimes the ground beneath them moves, sometimes the sea just wears them away.

    Although they show on the map as an island, a lot of them aren’t much more than a sandpit sticking up.

    On a lot of coastlines (SC comes to mind), islands “move” – storms push the sand from one end of the island of the the other side, where it piles up and it “drifts”.

    Generalizing islands as “sinking” is probably not good – that’s why I asked about specific islands.

    As far a I know, the sea levels haven’t risen appreciably….

  21. Thanks for your reply, Kevin:) You have certainly given me more to think about…more possibilities. Thanks:)

  22. Certainly, I would love to be right about Climate Change but that’s the point…I don’t know that I am. What I DO know is that Mother Earth as made major changes all on her own for hundreds of thousands of years. Is this one of them? Thanks for your reply:)

  23. I would like to ask you a couple things – you are making an assumption he was paid off – any thoughts on why so few scientific opinions have thus been purchased by big energy, relative to other industries?

    Another thing that has always bothered me – I never get into debates on global warming, because I don’t care whether it is true or not – that is, why are we even debating the long term consequences of pollution that is immediately and constantly affecting our health? I would think the impact on our air and water would be enough.

    Unless the Hollywood doomsday scenarios are valid, then why is Global Warming so much more compelling to people than everyday horror stories of pollution?

  24. Follow the money! Look at who wants POWER and CONTROL over your life and your wallet. It is ALWAYS the same people who want that POWER and CONTROL….for example gun CONTROL or the amount of sugar filled soda you drink CONTROL, or the fact that you are now REQUIRED to purchase healthcare by law….more CONTROL. What are these people going to FORCE you to do next?! POWER and CONTROL

  25. Jamie Clemons…..”people” , that change the facts to suit their very flawed “models” are called frauds . People that purport lies , are called liars , because they want their “facts” and monies from these “facts” , to be accepted and make laws for these “facts” to be a doctrine/policy . Hitler used this form or type of “science” against the Jews , during WW II . We saw some “brown” winters in the ’80’s here…..but we’ve been having record blizzards and snowfalls across the country . Senility happens in young people as well, I’ve heard . Especially when they deny superior sciences, for we know “tunnel vision” , could kill them fast . Thus the name “punk science” .

  26. Jamie Clemons…..”people” , that change the facts to suit their very flawed “models” are called frauds . People that purport lies , are called liars , because they want their “facts” and monies from these “facts” , to be accepted and make laws for these “facts” to be a doctrine/policy . Hitler used this form or type of “science” against the Jews , during WW II . We saw some “brown” winters in the ’80’s here…..but we’ve been having record blizzards and snowfalls across the country . Senility happens in young people as well, I’ve heard . Especially when they deny superior sciences, for we know “tunnel vision” , could kill them fast . Thus the name “punk science” .

  27. Very rarely do I see that many idiots drawn to one thread.
    That is why I believe that this country deserves Trump. To be level.


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