I guess we have to call him a climate change denier.
Prof. Ivar Giaever has some harsh words for President Obama and other global warmists. He has again openly disparaged their dogma. The trouble is, Giaever is a Nobel prize winning physicist. Presumably, this means that he knows more about science than, say, certain political and religious leaders.
Yesterday, Giaever’s views were reported in the Daily Caller:
“I would say that basically global warming is a non-problem,” Giaever, who won the Nobel for physics in 1973, told an audience at the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting earlier this month.
Giaever ridiculed Obama for stating that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” The physicist called it a “ridiculous statement” and that Obama “gets bad advice” when it comes to global warming.
“I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong,” Giaever said.
Giaever said he was “horrified” about the science surrounding global warming when he conducted research on the subject in 2012.
But by 2011, Giaever left the American Physical Society because it officially stated that “the evidence is incontrovertible … [g]lobal warming is occurring.” The Society also pushed for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Global warming really has become a new religion,” Giaever said. “Because you cannot discuss it. It’s not proper. It is like the Catholic Church.”
Giaever argued that there’s been no global warming for the last 17 years or so (based on satellite records), weather hasn’t gotten more extreme and that global temperature has only slightly risen — and that’s based on data being “fiddled” with by scientists, he said.
“When you have a theory and the theory does not agree with the experiment then you have to cut out the theory. You were wrong with the theory,” Giaever said.
Long time readers of this blog might recall that this is not the first time I have cited the “denialist” views of Giaever and other important scientists. Links here and here.
The astonishing part is: no one really cares. Those who belong to the Church of the Liberal Pieties believe in the dogma of global warming. And they believe so strongly that they refuse to allow mere facts shake their conviction.
That’s the great irony. Roman Catholics are divided on the issue. Members of the Church of the Liberal Pieties do not have that luxury. They wallow in a swamp of group think and are not allowed to utter the least disparaging word about the global warming dogma.