by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Nobel Laureate Dr. John Clauser, who has disagreed with President Joe Biden’s climate policies, was slated to present at a seminar on climate models to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
His talk was canceled after Director of the Independent Evaluation Office for the IMF Pablo Moreno read the information for Clauser’s talk which questioned the “climate crisis.”
Dr. Clauser was awarded a Nobel prize in 2021 for his work in the development of computer models to track global warming and won another for physics in 2022.
Clauser has been critical of other climate models for not taking into account the factor of visible light reflected by cumulus clouds that cover the earth and made a model that took it into account. Failing to incorporate the factor of clouds reflecting the light back into space overestimates climate temperature increases.
Originally scheduled for July 25, the talk has technically been “postponed” by the IMF.
More recently, Clauser spoke at the Korea Quantum Conference where he stated, “I don’t believe there is a climate crisis,” and said that “key processes are exaggerated and misunderstood by approximately 200 times.”
Clauser is a skeptic of climate change as it is presented in the scientific community and is on the board of directors for the CO2 Coalition, an organization that believes CO2 is helping life on the planet.
The IMF, the organization that silenced Clauser, addresses worldwide topics such as climate change and COVID-19. It is also a partner of the World Economic Forum. On its website, the IMF says that climate change is “a major threat to long-term growth and prosperity, and it has a direct impact on the economic wellbeing of all countries.”
Policy guidance from the IMF includes mitigation of CO2 with a carbon tax by the year 2030 for companies in “large emitting countries.”