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2022 Nobel Prize Winner says there is No Climate Crisis
John Clauser spoke at 'Quantum Korea 2023'
John Clauser, an American theoretical and experimental physicist with a long and accomplished career, specialises in the intellectually demanding and academically sophisticated realm of quantum mechanics. His work in this field has led him to contribute to ground-breaking research and thought-provoking insights that have challenged our understanding of the physical world.
As testament to the depth and impact of his scientific contribution, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics just last year. The prize was awarded "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science." This achievement, regarded by many as the pinnacle of a scientist's career, further cemented his reputation as a visionary within the physics community.
A recent significant appearance of Clauser was at the esteemed 'Quantum Korea 2023' conference. This high-profile event took place on 26th June and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Science and ICT at the iconic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul, the South Korean capital. This was an opportunity for Clauser to share his thoughts, his wisdom, and his reflections on the current state of information consumption in the world.
In his keynote speech during the opening ceremony, Clauser offered a powerful and resonating message, saying “the world we live in right now is full of misinformation. You have to play the role of a judge who distinguishes between truth and lies based on accurate observations of phenomena." He critically examined the spread of information, lamenting the fact that "wrong information is being spread by those with political and opportunistic purposes." He even turned a critical eye towards technology, noting how “even ChatGPT can tell lies better than humans…it is difficult for humans or computers to tell the truth.”
He used his address to communicate directly to a young, up-and-coming generation of Korean scientists and engineering students. In his message, Clauser stressed the necessity of verifying facts and the importance of being an accurate informant to the public in order to fulfil their crucial social role. The urgency of this duty, he argued, is becoming increasingly important in this age where artificial intelligence (AI) systems are providing users with a flood of information, not all of which is verified or accurate.
Drawing upon his own realm of expertise, quantum mechanics, and reflecting on his own illustrious career, Clauser drove home his point that “the true truth can be found by observing natural phenomena." He firmly believes that observation of the natural world, in all its complexity and nuance, is the pathway to truth and understanding.
Turning his critique towards the international scientific community, Clauser voiced his concerns about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), accusing it of disseminating misinformation about the state of the planet's climate. He said, “I don’t think there is a climate crisis…I think the key processes are exaggerated and misunderstood by a factor of about 200.”
In May, Clauser joined the Board of Directors of the CO2 Coalition. This organisation is a non-profit mainly comprised of scientists who challenge the mainstream narrative around climate change and global warming. Upon his election to the board, Clauser expressed his belief that the prevalent narrative surrounding climate change represents a corruption of science.
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.
How was he allowed to win a Nobel Prize with such blasphemy!
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