The American Physical Society reaffirms the following position on climate change, adopted by its governing body, the APS Council, on November 18, 2007:I'll post at Cool news about "human-induced global warming" a Readers Alert and link to this post.
"Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth's climate."
An article at odds with this statement recently appeared in an online newsletter of the APS Forum on Physics and Society, one of 39 units of APS. The header of this newsletter carries the statement that "Opinions expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the APS or of the Forum." This newsletter is not a journal of the APS and it is not peer reviewed.
When I make a mistake I say I'm sorry. In this case, however, I reported correctly yesterday and today. So I offer no "Sorry." I just updated to keep you informed.
I hope before too much time has passed I'm able to report the APS has in fact reversed its position.
Message to APS: Ideology is not science.
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin