Thursday, May 31, 2007

NASA's Activism

NASA’s #1 – On Global Warming

POLITICO James Hansen Cannot Believe It

Of course you couldn’t simply have a story about NASA’s #1 saying we don’t know what the hell we’re doing in regards to earths climate without having another NASA guy calling him crazy. You see, if you do not tow the liberal line that the earth is a goner, thus scaring people into enacting draconian taxes on businesses, then you are dismissed as crazy. No tolerance from the left.

I have emboldened the key part, and the only person that looks crazy after understanding what Michael Griffen said is James Hansen.

NASA's Top Official Questions Global Warming

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Questions Need to Combat Warming


May 31, 2007

NASA administrator Michael Griffin is drawing the ire of his agency's preeminent climate scientists after apparently downplaying the need to combat global warming.

In an interview broadcast this morning on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" program, Griffin was asked by NPR's Steve Inskeep whether he is concerned about global warming.

"I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists," Griffin told Inskeep. "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with."

"To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change," Griffin said. "I guess I would ask which human beings where and when are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take."

Griffin's comments immediately drew stunned reaction from James Hansen, NASA's top climate scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

"It's an incredibly arrogant and ignorant statement," Hansen told ABC News. "It indicates a complete ignorance of understanding the implications of climate change."

Hansen believes Griffin's comments fly in the face of well-established scientific knowledge that hundreds of NASA scientists have contributed to.

"It's unbelievable," said Hansen. "I thought he had been misquoted. It's so unbelievable."


ABC News Article