It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.
This is what I’ve been waiting for all along… everyone is claiming China has their act together, they have the manufacturing sector, the growth, the MONEY. And yet corruption will leave them bankrupt like everyone else.
Wait and see – a country of that size with a communist government able to eliminate inconvenient checks and balances… and you have a situation ripe for fraud.