Skip to comments.NASA swipes back at former astronauts over climate change
Posted on 04/13/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
NASA is swiping back at a group of nearly 50 of its former scientists and astronauts who wrote to accuse the space agency of advocating the extreme position that global warming is the result of man-made carbon dioxide.
In a March 28 letter addressed to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 49 former employees said the unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASAs history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.
But NASA responded on Wednesday by saying they dont draw conclusions and issue claims about research findings.
We support open scientific inquiry and discussion, NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller.
If the authors of this letter disagree with specific scientific conclusions made public by NASA scientists, we encourage them to join the debate in the scientific literature or public forums rather than restrict any discourse, Abdalati said.
He added: NASA sponsors research into many areas of cutting-edge scientific inquiry, including the relationship between carbon dioxide and climate.
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It must be frustrating for NASA when they’re unable to censor, intimidate, or threaten their former employees into silence.
NASA is a joke.
Poor management has killed 14 shuttle astronauts.
The fact that plants produce carbon dioxide is not “cutting edge.”
I guess making up BS to fit a political agenda is.
See link at #5.
Why does NASA even care about this stuff? Aren’t they supposed to be focused on helping Muslims feel good about Islam?
Cutting-edge scientific inquiry?
But, I thought that it was settled, concensus-based fact that only "deniers" questioned.
NASA is no longer a scientific organization.
(Apologies to all real scientists there...a set that does not include the climate clowns..or the “management”.)
That would be fine if the warmists did not prevent counter-argument papers being published in said literature.
Hey NASA! Where’d the Ice Age go? Man-made climate change a factor there too? Or could it be any change is cyclical? Oh...cyclical means you can’t use the excuse to tax it.
What a bunch of petulant, unprofessional jerks NASHOLE has become.
Gee...I’m old enough to remember when every American could be proud of NASA.
..................Arent they supposed to be focused on helping Muslims feel good about Islam................
“Waleed Abdalati” ??? Maybe they are - doesn’t sound like an Amish name!
Gee. This is a tough one for me. Who should I listen to?
Waleed Abdalati or Michael Collins?
Waleed Abdalati or Harrison Schmitt?
Waleed Abdalati or Walter Cunningham?
Waleed Abdalati or Charles Duke?
Waleed Abdalati or Richard Gordon?
Waleed Abdalati or Ed Gibson?
Waleed Abdalati or Christopher Kraft?
Waleed Abdalati or Al Worden?
Boy, am I ever conflicted on this.
Nothing silly about that at all. How many people entered the sciences over the years because of Jules Verne?
Nothing silly there. I recently watched some episodes of Star Trek on Netflix, and it was hard to watch without observing with chagrin the liberal-speak that was in much of the campy script, but that was back when it was still okay to be principled about something, and to use force to defend those principles when circumstances required it.
I watched several episodes and smiled with nostaligia at the campiness...:)
Now, my tastes go more towards something like “GalaxyQuest”!
The authoress's creds just made me want to stop subscribing to a couple of podcasts.
I expected better of Universe Today. The article comments run the gamut.
NASA's big mistake? Not finding a way to launch rockets fueled with with milk & cheese.
An old joke aimed at the agricultural types at the time, such as Proxmire and Mondale.