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Trumpís NASA Chief: 'I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing'(barf alert)
The Atlantic ^ | 17th May 2018 | MARINA KOREN

Posted on 05/17/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT by Ennis85

The new administrator of nasa held a town hall Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Jim Bridenstine is about four weeks into the job, and his path here was mired in controversy. After a few opening remarks, he started taking some questions. The first was about what Bridenstine thinks makes him qualified to be the head of nasa. The second was, as the moderator put it, “one more easy one—because it’s about climate change.”

Bridenstine laughed. So did many in the room. It was an uncomfortable question. Bridenstine, as a Republican in Congress, has a record of denying that humans are responsible for causing climate change. For Democrats and liberals, Bridenstine’s view on this and other issues—particularly on same-sex marriage and transgender rights—made him a contentious pick to lead nasa, an agency that supports climate-change research and very publicly agrees with the majority of climate scientists who say that humans are the primary cause of the planet’s rising temperatures.

“As far as my position on climate change and how it’s evolved, I’ll be very open,” Bridenstine replied. He described, as he has done multiple times before, his longstanding interest in funding weather-forecasting programs, particularly for tornadoes, which threaten people in Oklahoma, Bridenstine’s home state, each year. Then he got to what his critics wanted to hear.

“I don’t deny that consensus that the climate is changing,” he said. “In fact, I fully believe and know that the climate is changing. I also know that we humans 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; fakescience; junkscience; nasa
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1 posted on 05/17/2018 3:54:10 PM PDT by Ennis85
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Did Trump know of Beidenstine’s evolution before his appointment?


2 posted on 05/17/2018 3:58:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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To: Ennis85

He’s right. Last February it was cold. Now it’s changed to hot.


3 posted on 05/17/2018 3:58:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Yes, Liberals, I question your patriotism)
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To: Ennis85

He must have taken a nap next to the “pod” that the Deep State NASA employees had hidden near his office “cot”. His mind and body has been snatched.


4 posted on 05/17/2018 3:59:17 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: Ennis85

Carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere is 400 parts per million. That is 400 parts per million.

Water vapor, a greenhouse gas, composes 4% of the atmosphere.

Are we going to drain the oceans?

The man is an idiot.


5 posted on 05/17/2018 4:00:39 PM PDT by odawg
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To: Ennis85

Nobody says the climate is not changing
Only disagree that the change is caused by human intervention.


6 posted on 05/17/2018 4:00:55 PM PDT by hattend
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To: Ennis85

Not this again. Is it so impossible to choose people that have some common knowledge. It’s time, Donald, to get you s—t together about appointments.


7 posted on 05/17/2018 4:02:26 PM PDT by Digger
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To: odawg

Scientific sanity. Simple and quite true.


8 posted on 05/17/2018 4:03:14 PM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: Ennis85
Can this genius name any time in the planet's history when the climate was not changing?

No smoking hot spot David Evans - THE AUSTRALIAN July 18, 2008

1. The greenhouse signature is missing. We have been looking and measuring for years, and cannot find it.

Each possible cause of global warming has a different pattern of where in the planet the warming occurs first and the most. The signature of an increased greenhouse effect is a hot spot about 10km up in the atmosphere over the tropics. We have been measuring the atmosphere for decades using radiosondes: weather balloons with thermometers that radio back the temperature as the balloon ascends through the atmosphere. They show no hot spot. Whatsoever.

If there is no hot spot then an increased greenhouse effect is not the cause of global warming. So we know for sure that carbon emissions are not a significant cause of the global warming. If we had found the greenhouse signature then I would be an alarmist again.


9 posted on 05/17/2018 4:04:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

and after Memorial Day, guess what? It WILL change to “hot”. Cant really blame Trump if one or 2 idiots are not filtered thoroughly when it comes to hiring.


10 posted on 05/17/2018 4:05:05 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: Ennis85

Bride of Frankenstein.

I dream of a day where every Fed employee is sane and fully awake.


11 posted on 05/17/2018 4:05:28 PM PDT by Kalamata (bibleresearchtools.com)
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To: Ennis85

Liberals are so proud of Consensus Science. They agree, so it must be true and dissenters denigrated.


12 posted on 05/17/2018 4:06:12 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: Digger

Chill out. I’m an employer too and sometimes one or 3 idiots go through the cracks. Trump has more important sh*t to deal with than an ass clown who believes in the tooth fairy of the weather aka climate changey.


13 posted on 05/17/2018 4:06:23 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: Ennis85
I Love Carbon Dioxide and You Should Too


14 posted on 05/17/2018 4:06:45 PM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: Ennis85

It’s been getting warmer here since January. And next fall it will start getting cooler. Yeah. It’s called weather.

Now let’s get someone to run NASA who knows something about launching rockets into space or to the moon or to Mars.


15 posted on 05/17/2018 4:10:27 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: beergarden; Digger

The real issue is is that guy one of the best people to lead NASA, or will his new beliefs on global warming impact the way he leads NASA.


16 posted on 05/17/2018 4:10:43 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MuttTheHoople
He’s right. Last February it was cold. Now it’s changed to hot.

Oh, it's worse then that. Have you noticed the days are getting longer? I calculate within the next 5 years we will have 24 hours of full sunlight everyday.
17 posted on 05/17/2018 4:13:29 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: Ennis85

Great. Another Rino, Trump was advised to nominate. I wish he had advisors who weren’t wolves in sheep’s clothing. (Also known as politicians)


18 posted on 05/17/2018 4:13:54 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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To: Ennis85
"In fact, I fully believe and know that the climate is changing. I also know that we humans beings are contributing to it in a major way."

Take away the humans and it would still be changing.
19 posted on 05/17/2018 4:15:32 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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Great, now we can put pollution restrictions on our space rockets.
We will consult with Captain Planet about it. LOL.

“I believe” It means he has faith in this new world oder religion.

Dump him.


20 posted on 05/17/2018 4:17:37 PM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.;)
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