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Nobel scientist’s speech canceled after criticizing climate alarmists


A Nobel prize-winning physicist who has criticized the narrative that climate change is a massive threat to humanity was recently disinvited from a high-profile speaking engagement at the last minute by the International Monetary Fund.

John Clauser had been scheduled to speak to the billion-dollar funding group July 25 about whether society should trust the predictions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to the Co2 Coalition.

However, the International Monetary Fund, which is connected to the UN, “immediately canceled” the scientist’s talk after learning more about his planned remarks, the coalition said in a statement.

“According to an email he received [June 20], 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,” the coalition said. “Technically, it was ‘postponed.’”

A senior IEO official told The College Fix via email on Wednesday that “the seminar has been postponed with the intention to reorganize it into a panel discussion after the summer.”

The 80-year-old scientist has been critical of the predominant ideas about climate change, including the environmental policies of President Joe Biden and the climate change advocacy of the United Nations, according to the Co2 Coalition, an environmental organization that dissents from the popular belief that carbon dioxide emissions are detrimental to the Earth.

Clauser also has spoken out about politics getting in the way of objective science, especially on environmental matters like carbon emissions. Once, he described the UN climate change panel as “one of the worst sources of dangerous misinformation,” The Epoch Times reported.

During a speech in July at Quantum Korea 2023, an environmental conference in South Korea, Clauser encouraged his audience to discern between true scientific evidence and “misinformation,” according to Newsweek.

“I don’t believe there is a climate crisis,” he said during his speech. “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.”

In another recent comment, Clauser said popular ideas about climate change are a “dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy and the well-being of billions of people,” according to Catholic Vote.

He also criticized the Nobel Prize committee in 2021 for awarding a scientist for the development of computer models predicting global warming.

A year later, Clauser himself won a Nobel Prize in physics for his quantum mechanics research.

According to the Co2 Coalition, his award-winning work showed how “quantum entanglement” allows particles to “interact at great distances, seemingly to require communication exceeding the speed of light.” He also won the Wolf Prize for his physics research in 2010.

Editor’s note: The article has been updated with a statement from a senior IEO official that the seminar has been postponed with the intention to reorganize it into a panel discussion after the summer.

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