Ivar Giaever, Nobel laureate, Professor emeritus of physics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, professor-at-large at the University of Oslo, and president of Applied Biophysics. Fellow of the American Physical Society who resigned to protest over its alarmist statements about climate change. To quote him, "Is climate change pseudoscience? If I'm going to answer the question, the answer is: absolutely."
- Giaever has said man-made global warming is a "new religion."
- In the minority report released by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in March 2009, Giaever said, "I am a skeptic. … Global warming has become a new religion."
- In a featured story in Norway's largest newspaper, Aftenposten, 26 June 2011, Giaever stated, "It is amazing how stable temperature has been over the last 150 years."
- Giaever got the Nobel Prize for showing that electron tunnelling took place in superconductors.
- Oliver E. Buckley Prize by the American Physical Society
- Zworykin Award by the National Academy of Engineering
- Honorary doctor honoris causa, at the Norwegian Institute of Technology