Shortly after President Obama was first elected, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.” He would find himself in good company, since over 70 Nobel laureates endorsed him for the presidency the year before. However, one of those Nobel Prize winners is now standing against Obama, and it’s not the first time.
Nobel winner Dr. Ivar Giaever was one of over a hundred co-signers of a message given to the president in 2009, that criticized his stance on climate change. Now he’s returned to reiterate his position on Obama’s environmental policies. At a recent Nobel laureate meeting, he claimed that Obama’s latest statements on the matter were “ridiculous” and that he’s receiving “bad advice” on global warming. “I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong.”He further added that “Global warming really has become a new religion. Because you cannot discuss it. It’s not proper. It is like the Catholic Church.”
Giaever has been a vocal critic of global warming for several years now. He even left the esteemed “American Physical Society” in 2011, after they officially announced that they believed the evidence for global warming was “incontrovertible.” At the time he supported his decision by saying “Incontrovertible is not a scientific word. Nothing is incontrovertible in science.”