US Nobel Prize winner Dr John Clauser has had his speech cancelled at a conference organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The move came after the global finance organisation reviewed the content of his presentation in which he raised doubts about the existence of the so-called climate crisis.
Clauser was to present a seminar on climate models. According to an email he received, upon reviewing the flyer for what was titled John’s July 25 Zoom talk, Pablo Moreno, the director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, promptly cancelled the event, although it was officially referred to as having been “postponed”.
The news was made public by the US-based Co2 Coalition, a non-profit organisation that believes carbon dioxide is only beneficial, a theory that seems to lie on the outer fringes of the science community.
The Co2 Coalition’s announcement came after Clauser delivered remarks challenging climate change during a speech at Quantum Korea 2023, an international conference focusing on so-called “quantum ecosystem innovations”, held in Seoul, South Korea.
“I don’t believe there is a climate crisis,” Clauser said at Quantum Korea.
“The world we live in today is filled with misinformation. It is up to each of you to serve as judges, distinguishing truth from falsehood based on accurate observations of phenomena.”
Previously he had stated: “In my opinion, there is no real climate crisis. There is, however, a very real problem with providing a decent standard of living to the world’s large population and an associated energy crisis.
“The latter is being unnecessarily exacerbated by what, in my opinion, is incorrect climate science.”
He criticised the awarding of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for work in the development of computer models predicting global warming and he has told US President Joe Biden that he disagrees with Biden’s climate policies.
Clauser has developed a new climate model that involves the visible light reflected by cumulus clouds that cover, on average, half of the Earth. Existing models, many experts say, greatly underestimate this cloud system, which provides a “powerful, dominant thermostatic control” of the Earth’s temperature.
According to Clauser: “The popular narrative about climate change reflects a dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy and the well-being of billions of people.
“Misguided climate science has metastasised into massive shock-journalistic pseudoscience. In turn, the pseudoscience has become a scapegoat for a wide variety of other unrelated ills. It has been promoted and extended by similarly misguided business marketing agents, politicians, journalists, government agencies, and environmentalists,” he said.
“In my opinion, there is no real climate crisis. There is, however, a very real problem with providing a decent standard of living to the world’s large population and an associated energy crisis. The latter is being unnecessarily exacerbated by what, in my opinion, is incorrect climate science.”
Clauser is a theoretical and experimental physicist known for his work on quantum mechanics. He was a joint recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics and in 2010, he received the Wolf Prize in Physics, generally regarded as the second-most prestigious physics award.
Pablo Moreno, who “postponed” the seminar, holds a PhD and a BA in economics from Complutense University of Madrid and an MA in public administration from George Mason University.
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