IMF Cancels Speech by Nobel Prize Winner in Physics After He Expressed Wrongthink on Climate Change

 IMF Cancels Speech by Nobel Prize Winner in Physics After He Expressed Wrongthink on Climate Change

Source: cnbc

My colleague Nick Arama reported earlier on Saturday about a series of protests, some of which turned dangerous, conducted by climate change activists across London, U.K this week. One such protest was staged on a golf course during a significant PGA tournament, the British Open.

Later on Friday, the founder of Junk Science, Steve Milloy, brought attention to another bold action by these passionate climate activists, this time targeting the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In what some consider a violation of progressive principles, Nobel laureate in physics, Dr. John Clauser, has consistently criticized the Left’s relentless push to declare climate change as an urgent crisis, dubbing it “a dangerous corruption of science”:

But that’s not the whole story.

The CO2 Coalition, a group challenging the mainstream climate narrative, recently announced in a press release about Dr. Clauser, who has just joined as a board member, is being barred from speaking by the IMF. The release, titled “Nobel Laureate Silenced,” suggests a few reasons why the organization decided to cancel his seminar scheduled for Thursday. The IMF only notified him last night via email that the seminar was being “postponed”:

This development is likely to disappoint Berkeley Lab at the University of California-Berkeley, which in 2022 had proudly stated that Clauser was one of two former researchers honored with the esteemed prize. The Lab has often bragged about the number of its scientists who have received the Nobel. This comes from their official homepage:

Nobel Laureate (Physics 2022) Dr. John Clauser was to present a seminar on climate models to the IMF on Thursday and now his talk has been summarily cancelled. According to an email he received last evening, the Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, Pablo Moreno, had read the flyer for John’s July 25 zoom talk and summarily and immediately canceled the talk. Technically, it was “postponed.”

Dr. Clauser had previously criticized the awarding of the 2021 Nobel Prize for work in the development of computer models predicting global warming and told President Biden that he disagreed with his climate policies. Dr. Clauser has developed a climate model that adds a new significant dominant process to existing models. The process involves the visible light reflected by cumulus clouds that cover, on average, half of the Earth. Existing models greatly underestimate this cloud feedback, which provides a very powerful, dominant thermostatic control of the Earth’s temperature.

More recently, he addressed the Korea Quantum Conference where he stated, “I don’t believe there is a climate crisis” and expressed his belief that “key processes are exaggerated and misunderstood by approximately 200 times.” Dr. Clauser, who is recognized as a climate change skeptic, also became a member of the board of directors of the CO2 Coalition last month, an organization that argues that carbon dioxide emissions are beneficial to life on Earth.

So much for “believing in the science,” right? It’s alarming that one of the potential reasons for canceling the scientist’s speech could be his criticism of the U.S. President’s policy. There’s also this question: How can advocates for the climate change theory hope to maintain credibility if their primary method of convincing others of their correctness is to stifle any discussion involving differing opinions or data?

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.”

Clauser was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley from 1969 to 1975. He conducted this research in the early 1970s with the late Stuart Freedman, who was then a graduate student and who would become a world-renowned physicist in Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division and professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley. […]

This brings the number of Nobel Prizes associated with Berkeley Lab scientists to fifteen.

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