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Posted on 06/06/2007 2:15:51 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative
NASA administrator Michael Griffin made headlines last week when he told a National Public Radio interviewer he wasn't sure global warming was a problem. "All I can really do is apologize to all you guys ... I feel badly that I caused this amount of controversy over something like this," said Griffin.
The head of NASA told scientists and engineers that he regrets airing his personal views about global warming during a recent radio interview, according to a video of the meeting obtained by The Associated Press.
NASA administrator Michael Griffin said in the closed-door meeting Monday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena that "unfortunately, this is an issue which has become far more political than technical and it would have been well for me to have stayed out of it."
"All I can really do is apologize to all you guys ... I feel badly that I caused this amount of controversy over something like this," he said.
Griffin made headlines last week when he told a National Public Radio interviewer he wasn't sure global warming was a problem.
"I have no doubt that ... a trend of global warming exists," Griffin said on NPR. "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with."
The radio interview angered some climate scientists, who called his remarks ignorant.
An international panel this year predicted that uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions could drive up global temperatures and trigger heat waves, devastating droughts and super storms. Observations by NASA satellites show evidence of rapidly melting glaciers and shrinking of critical marine plant life due to warmer seas.
Griffin reiterated that NASA's job was to provide scientific data on global warming and leave it up to policy makers to decide what to do with it.
Griffin told JPL workers he tried to separate his opinions during the NPR interview, but that it got "lost in the shuffle."
"Doing media interviews is an art. Their goal is usually to generate controversy because it sells interviews and papers and my goal is usually to avoid controversy," he said.
Yep, he went off the reservation and the global warming zealots went after him with their typical Orwelllian tactics. These people need to be stopped.
The Thought Police have struck again.
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posts 3, 4 and 5 all reference 1984 in 37 seconds. Who says that great minds think alike?
In what other scientific field does one have to apologize for holding a particular viewpoint?
“The Thought Police have struck again.” ...and LOST!
He basically said, “I’m sorry my opinion bothers you, or has caused you trouble”.
There is a streak of fascism in the science community that gives one pause.
It’s really bad to diss someone’s religion. And global warming of Mother Earth has become a religion.
he regrets airing his personal views about global warming
All the proponents have are personal views...........
Man, all within a minute. I guess it’s so terribly obvious what is really going on here. It isn’t about global warming at all, it’s just the War on Communism (WoC) being fought on a different front. Every time you think you have those roaches stopmed they come at you from a different direction.
An apology like Galleleo’s.... repent ye who commit heresy against the Church of Global Warming
Has St. Al of Gore granted him absolution? Or will he be burnt at the stake using a renewable biofuel?
Oh, I know he worded his apology with artfulness but it is still disgusting to see a person in moderate authority in a science agency having to cow-tow to leftist mythology.
Since when does anyone care about ANYTHING said on NPR?
I agree. My daughter has a degree in HydroGeology from the Department of GeoSciences - University of Texas Austin...
She said that at the UT GeoScience Department
Global Warming is a big joke not worth discussing!
I agree, but Griffin’s a pretty pragmatic fella, and this is far as he’ll go. He did jab them in the collective eye a bit...