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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

'Nauts Think Climate Changers Are Nuts

According to a report by The Washington Examiner, nearly 50 former astronauts and scientists, including the former manager of the Johnson Space Center, think (NASA) the National Astronautics and Space Administration are a bunch of space cadets for endorsing climate change science and that the space agency’s reputation is endangered by being on the wrong side of 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.

“NASA had no immediate comment.  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.

NASA’s website is filled with stories about the impact of climate change on the earth, animals, and ecosystems. Most administration officials agree with the position NASA has taken.

“The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decision or public statements,” the critics added.

“Their letter was heralded by outspoken global warming critic and author Leighton Steward who said, ‘These American heroes, the astronauts that took to space and the scientists and engineers that put them there, are right to criticize NASA’s advocacy of an extreme and unsubstantiated position.”

You can’t get a better non-endorsement of global climate change than former astronauts who’ve seen the big picture of the Earth first-hand, or the scientists and engineers who sent them there.   We specks of dust sitting here spinning around on Mother Earth have no conception of how big or how old Earth truly is.

These past few days have not gone well here in New Jersey for the climate change/recycling crowd. 

In Fair Lawn, N.J., the Brookdale Park playground was allegedly set ablaze by children playing with matches.  Rubber fires are notoriously hard to put out, especially on a very windy day.  The playground was constructed of recycled tires.  Burn, baby, burn.  Meanwhile, in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., firefighters were called to extinguish a compost fire.  Then in New Milford, an overheated battery charger set a home ablaze.

Farther away from the Garden State, Smart Growth advocates praise the use of retreated sewage water to irrigate fields in the San Fernando Valley.  Can anyone say “e coli?”

Let’s hear it for our courageous Apollo astronauts for not only risking their lives to begin the exploration of strange new worlds, but to protect our own world from tyranny-bound activists trying to seed our planet with a strange, quasi-scientific theory that will destroy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as we know it.




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