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

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Earlier on Saturday, my colleague Nick Arama wrote a couple of stories on disruptive and—in one case, dangerous—protest events staged by climate change activists in various locations across London, U.K, this week. One of those protests even took place on the golf course during a major PGA tournament, the British Open.


On Friday evening, Junk Science founder Steve Milloy alerted everyone to just the latest foot-stomping move by radical climate activists — this time at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In an egregious example of wrongthink (according to progressive ideology), Nobel Prize winner in physics, Dr. John Clauser has been outspoken about the Left’s non-stop attempts to make climate change an emergency. He called it out as “a dangerous corruption of science”:

But it appears that was just part of the problem.

Anti-climate hoax group, the CO2 Coalition writes in a new press release about Clauser, who just joined as a member of its board of directors, being disinvited from speaking by the IMF. And the release, entitled “Nobel Laureate Silenced,” lays out a few possible reasons why the group canceled his seminar scheduled for Thursday. The IMF only informed him by email last night that it was “postponed”: (emphasis mine)


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.


This must be tough for Berkeley Lab at the University of California-Berkeley, which proudly announced in 2022 that Clauser was one of two former researchers to be honored with the prestigious prize. Berkeley Lab boasted about how many of its scientists have won the Nobel, too. This is from the official homepage:

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.

So much for “following the science,” right? And it’s disturbing that part of the possible reason the scientist’s speech was canceled was because he criticized the policy of the President of the United States. There’s also this: How do the people who stand for the theory of climate change expect to be seen as credible, if the only way they try to convince others they’re right is to shut down the discussion of any divergent opinion or data?



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