Are the physicists at the American Institute of Physics just Al Gore zombies too?
Or, is it just that Y/A has a lot of anti-science extremists that deny the prevailing scientific opinion?
First...if you're prepared to accept something as fact because it is the "prevailing" scientific opinion...then you are not a scientist.To be a real scientist you need to base your opinions on provable data, not on what all the cool kids are doing.In the early 1900's the "prevailing" scientific opinion believed that you could tell if someone would be a violent criminal later in life based on the bumps on their heads.Also remember, that up to WWII, most prominent scientists believed in Eugenics. So I don't think you really want to tie yourself to the "prevailing" scientific opinion.I know a number of people who belong to the AGU that do not accept the AGW theory. Just like any organization, the very loud people, even if they are not the majority, tend to be what gets heard. I cannot say for sure, but it would not surprise me if the authors of the AGW support paper for the AGU where a minority that is well placed at the top of the organization.
I come on this site once or twice a month. Every time I do I see that you have a number of posts that are all along the vein of "If you don't agree with me you're stupid". At the end of that you still call me presumptuous...well, give me something else to base my estimation on.