Astronauts condemn NASA’s global warming endorsement -Science is NOT settled

Nearly 50 Astronauts and scientists from NASA's space exploration have made an unprecedented slap at NASA’s endorsement of global warming science.
Challenging statements from NASA that man is causing climate change, the former NASA executives demanded in a letter to Administrator Charles Bolden that he and the agency “refrain from including unproven remarks” supporting global warming in the media.
“We feel that NASA’s advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate,” they wrote. “At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself
The letter was signed by seven Apollo astronauts, a deputy associate administrator, several scientists, and even the deputy director of the space shuttle program. (Washington Examiner)
In their letter, the group said that thousands of years of data challenge modern-day claims that man-made carbon dioxide is causing climate change. “With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from (NASA’s) Goddard Institute for Space Studies leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled,” they wrote.

Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation reminds us of some previous statements by Buzz Aldrin and Harrison Schmitt.

But while trying to spread the word about the possibilities of space, Dr Aldrin said he was sceptical of climate change theories.
"I think the climate has been changing for billions of years," he said.
"If it's warming now, it may cool off later. I'm not in favour of just taking short-term isolated situations and depleting our resources to keep our climate just the way it is today.
"I'm not necessarily of the school that we are causing it all, I think the world is causing it."
---As a geologist, I love Earth observations. But, it is ridiculous to tie this objective to a "consensus" that humans are causing global warming in when human experience, geologic data and history, and current cooling can argue otherwise. "Consensus", as many have said, merely represents the absence of definitive science. You know as well as I, the "global warming scare" is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision making. It has no place in the Society's activities. 


  1. If you want to put the opinion of seven Apollo astronauts, a deputy associate administrator, several scientists, and the deputy director of the space shuttle program above the opinions of thousands of climate scientists of the IPCC, go ahead. The rest of us will stay with the scientists who actually study the climate.

  2. Bruiser,

    How about the foremost climate scientist -see no warming - satellite data. But if you want to stay with the scientists who have corrupted the data, who have used "Michael's trick" to show false warming or who in their private emails make statements like "it's a tragedy that we can't explain the lack of warming, that is your look-out.

    Not one of your scientists has ever been able to show that man-made CO2 emissions cause/have caused runaway global warming.

    We all know:
    1. Unusual weather is NOT evidence of its cause.
    2. Melting ice is NOT evidence of its cause.
    3. Drowning polar bears are not evidence of man's CO2.
    4. CO2 FOLLOWS temperature in Al Gore's ice cores. Google -Jo Nova Ice core data
    5. Nature emits over 90% of the annual CO2 emissions. Google Youtube - gallileo rice video
    6. Water vapor causes about twice as much greenhouse effect as CO2.
    7. Correlation is NOT evidence of causation.
    8. Climate models are not evidence for a variety of reasons including the fact that they are considered poor by the top climate scientists in their emails.

    So, please, what is the actual real proof that convinced you?

  3. Al Gore proved that man caused global warming is very real in his movie An Inconvenient Truth.

    I don't care that most of the research he quoted in the movie has been proved to be based on falsified research or taken totally out of context.

    I don't care if every prediction he made for the next 5 years proved to be totally wrong.

    I don't care if he invested in companies that trade global warming credits that would have made him $Billions.

    Al Gore is still correct and I don't care how much evidence says otherwise.


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