Skip to comments.New NASA chief Bridenstine says humans contribute to climate change 'in a major way'
Posted on 05/22/2018 12:29:29 PM PDT by ETL
In a NASA town hall yesterday (May 17), NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in a major way," also supporting NASA's research into that important area. The statement is significant because Bridenstine has expressed doubt about human-caused climate change in the past, causing some to question his suitability to lead a fact-focused NASA.
In 2013, as an Oklahoma congressman, Bridenstine claimed there was no current trend toward global warming. More recently, such as in his NASA administrator confirmation hearings last November, he has acknowledged that human activity contributes to climate change. But he had stopped short of saying that humans are the phenomenon's primary cause.
At the NASA employee town hall, Bridenstine described how his thinking had "evolved" on the topic and laid out his current beliefs.
"I don't deny the consensus that the climate is changing; in fact, I fully believe and know that the climate is changing," he said. "I also know that we, human beings, are contributing to it in a major way. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. We're putting it into the atmosphere in volumes that we haven't seen, and that greenhouse gas is warming the planet.
"That is absolutely happening, and we are responsible for it," he added. "NASA is the one agency on the face of the planet that has the most credibility to do the science necessary so that we can understand it better than ever before."
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Apr 19, 2018
Jim Bridenstines confirmation has been controversial even among members of his own party.
It’s time to scrap NASA and get an actual space agency.
NEXT! No background in science? Seems not to make a difference these days. Time to close NASA.
I guess that's a new scientific term?
And he's from Oklahoma too.
Not anymore. Not for almost a decade now.
He is a moron... how did he manage to get himself nominated and why did he take a job he is not qualified for?
I hope he doesn’t really mean it, and this is some type of Trump style 4d chess.
Who recommended him? Hopefully, this one will be gone in a year or two. Mr. Trump makes some really bad choices in appointments. I don’t know how else to say it.
If these are mostly the president’s choices, then he needs to delegate that task to one or two other people, like yesterday. Who ever is vetting those choices must also be replaced. Otherwise Mr. Trump’s agenda will never be done in full. The GOP will keep stepping into buckets of their own placing.
How is the swamp going to be cleared if we keep putting them in charge?
The swamp has members from all sides.
Might as well have put Al Gore in charge of NASA.
If it isn't part of the NASA charter, STFU about it. In fact, STFU about it anyway. Thanks ETL.
-—Bridenstine described how his thinking had “evolved” on the topic-—
When I hear someone’s opinion has ‘evolved’, that means they’ve been taken to the woodshed by the loony left.
He was apparently a "sleeper" agent. Did and said what he had to do to get in the door.
So he’s lying to appease the Libs!?!-) Works for me.
How long until more Muslim outreach is seen as the solution?
And tons more taxpayer dollars to the greenies and the UN of course.
How did this schlamazel slip through the gill net?
Less than a year ago, Bill Nye was the scientific communitys bow-tied spirit animal, preparing to lead a legion of scientists in protesting what they called President Trumps assault on science.
As The Washington Posts Caitlin Gibson wrote before the Nye-chaired March for Science, Nye has become more than the zany educator-entertainer who charmed kids with cartoonish sound effects. He is an activist for science, leading those now-grownups into political battle.
Now, Nye finds himself in the crosshairs of that same community after many say he spent Tuesday night hobnobbing with the enemy: Sitting next to Trumps pick to head NASA at the State of the Union address.
The conflict has been brewing for weeks, since the Planetary Society announced that Nye, its CEO, had accepted an invitation to attend the speech with Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), whom Trump tapped to lead NASA in September.
When a congressman and current nominee for NASA Administrator asks you to be his guest at the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., how do you respond? the society said in making the announcement. For us, the answer was easy. Yes, Bill would be there. ...
Another Tom Ridge; photogenic, empty head, attention whore.
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