FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tawanda W. Johnson Press Secretary American Physical Society Washington, D.C. 202-662-8702 firstname.lastname@example.org
— In a recent letter to American Physical Society (APS) President Curtis A. Callan, chair of the Princeton University Physics Department, Harold Lewis, emeritus physics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, announced that he was resigning his APS membership.
In response to numerous accusations in the letter, APS issues the following statement:
There is no truth to Dr. Lewis’ assertion that APS policy statements are driven by financial gain.
To the contrary, as a membership organization of more than 48,000 physicists, APS adheres to rigorous ethical standards in developing its statements.
We know that the existing 2007 APS Statement on Climate Change was developed literally over lunch by a few people, after the duly constituted Committee had signed off on a more moderate
The Society is open to review of its statements if members petition the APS Council – the Society’s democratically elected governing body – to do so.
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