In an unprecedented slap at NASA’s endorsement of global warming science, nearly 50 former astronauts and scientists--including the ex-boss of the Johnson Space Center--claim the agency is on the wrong side of science and must change course or ruin the reputation of the world’s top space agency.I'll bet NASA's got some comments, most of which couldn't be printed here.
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.
I've got my own theory about NASA's globaloney obsession: Funding. They can't get funding to keep sending Space Shuttles up, so they've changed their emphasis to something more politically correct, knowing that Obama and other Dem leaders get all warm and squishy when someone talks climate change to them. They're trying to preserve a reason for their existence now that our manned space program is essentially kaput. They can continue to milk billions from the lefties in Congress to deal with a non-existent problem.
The best news for NASA is they don't actually have to fix or accomplish anything. Just like Congress.