Congratulation on Climate Issue

Dear Jeffrey,

I want to thank you for promoting a discussion of climate change. It is the most politicized scientific topic I have seen, and, at the same time, by far the most consequential. The best science will come from open discussion and adherence to the scientific method. Perhaps you have taken some flak for publishing this issue, especially given the way in which it was misinterpreted on various blogs as a general APS position. I strongly support your decision and agree with your introduction to the newsletter. I am sorry the APS statement on its homepage did not, in addition to restating its (in my opinion very poorly worded) climate position, also forthrightly support your intellectual right and obligation to function as an editor as you see fit.


Jonathan Wurtele
Prof. of Physics, UC Berkeley

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