The July issue brought forth a storm of email responses to the Editors and to officials at APS. The emails, from members and non-members of FPS, were primarily concerned with the article by Christopher Monckton, either lauding or condemning our decision to publish it. They ranged from polite rational discussions to very vituperative comments. We have chosen to publish just two of the calmer letters, one critical of, one supporting, the publishing decisions we made for the July issue. We also publish a very useful summary of the climate “debate” by an eminent historian of physics, Spencer R. Weart.
Also in this issue, in addition to the usual book reviews, we have a response letter from our Book Editor, two articles about people of great historical interest to physicists, and materials on the up-coming elections for officers of our Forum. We also strongly urge our readers to look at the recent APS energy study which is available on the Web at: http://www.aps.org/energyefficiencyreport.
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