Wednesday, 02 May 2012 18:37

Letter to NASA Chief

"Billions of us will die from global warming and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be [living] in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable."

(Famous Warmer, James Lovelock, author of "The Gaia Hypothesis," who is now ostensibly writing a book retracting his "alarmist statements," because of the cooler weather around the world since 1998; the moron still believes in warming, but says it's just not happening as fast! What else?)

Tired of seeing NASA and GISS propound what is at best an unproven theory and at worst (in my view) at huge hoax, fifty astronauts at NASA (including four who traveled to the moon), engineers, and scientists have sent a letter to the space agency requesting that it stop including "unproven remarks" about global warming in its news releases and on its websites.

None of these people is backed by Big Oil or the Energy Industry. When leftist kooks throw that one at you (that anyone who does not believe in Global Warming is backed by Big Oil or the Energy Industry), be sure to point out to them the many commercials made by the Energy Industry and Big Oil stating their belief in Global Warming and informing what they're doing to stop it.

I suppose the eco-maniac Warmers will claim that Lovelock has been bought out by Big Oil when they read that he has said things like this: "The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books-mine included-because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened."

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11144098-gaia-scientist-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change

According to Live Science, a NASA spokesman confirmed that the agency received the letter. 

http://www.livescience.com/19643-nasa-astronauts-letter-global-warming.html

Select excerpts from the letter: 

  a.. "We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated." 

  b.. "The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements." 

  c.. "We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject."

  d.. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

Entire Letter Here

 

March 28, 2012

The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.

NASA Administrator

NASA Headquarters

Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

Dear Charlie,

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.

As former NASA employees, 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. We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. 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.

For additional information regarding the science behind our concern, we recommend that you contact Harrison Schmitt or Walter Cunningham, or others they can recommend to you.

Thank you for considering this request.

Sincerely,

(Attached signatures)

CC: Mr. John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for Science

CC: Ass Mr. Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center

Ref: Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, dated 3-26-12, regarding a request for NASA to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims that human produced CO2 is having a catastrophic impact on climate change.

1. /s/ Jack Barneburg, Jack - JSC, Space Shuttle Structures, Engineering Directorate, 34 years

2. /s/ Larry Bell - JSC, Mgr. Crew Systems Div., Engineering Directorate, 32 years

3. /s/ Dr. Donald Bogard - JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 41 years

4. /s/ Jerry C. Bostick - JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 23 years

5. /s/ Dr. Phillip K. Chapman - JSC, Scientist - astronaut, 5 years

6. /s/ Michael F. Collins, JSC, Chief, Flight Design and Dynamics Division, MOD, 41 years

7. /s/ Dr. Kenneth Cox - JSC, Chief Flight Dynamics Div., Engr. Directorate, 40 years

8. /s/ Walter Cunningham - JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 7, 8 years

9. /s/ Dr. Donald M. Curry - JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Leading Edge, Thermal Protection Sys., Engr. Dir., 44 years

10. /s/ Leroy Day - Hdq. Deputy Director, Space Shuttle Program, 19 years

11. /s/ Dr. Henry P. Decell, Jr. - JSC, Chief, Theory & Analysis Office, 5 years

12. /s/Charles F. Deiterich - JSC, Mgr., Flight Operations Integration, MOD, 30 years

13. /s/ Dr. Harold Doiron - JSC, Chairman, Shuttle Pogo Prevention Panel, 16 years

14. /s/ Charles Duke - JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 16, 10 years

15. /s/ Anita Gale

16. /s/ Grace Germany - JSC, Program Analyst, 35 years

17. /s/ Ed Gibson - JSC, Astronaut Skylab 4, 14 years

18. /s/ Richard Gordon - JSC, Astronaut, Gemini Xi, Apollo 12, 9 years

19. /s/ Gerald C. Griffin - JSC, Apollo Flight Director, and Director of Johnson Space Center, 22 years

20. /s/ Thomas M. Grubbs - JSC, Chief, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch, 31 years

21. /s/ Thomas J. Harmon

22. /s/ David W. Heath - JSC, Reentry Specialist, MOD, 30 years

23. /s/ Miguel A. Hernandez, Jr. - JSC, Flight crew training and operations, 3 years

24. /s/ James R. Roundtree - JSC Branch Chief, 26 years

25. /s/ Enoch Jones - JSC, Mgr. SE&I, Shuttle Program Office, 26 years

26. /s/ Dr. Joseph Kerwin - JSC, Astronaut, Skylab 2, Director of Space and Life Sciences, 22 years

27. /s/ Jack Knight - JSC, Chief, Advanced Operations and Development Division, MOD, 40 years

28. /s/ Dr. Christopher C. Kraft - JSC, Apollo Flight Director and Director of Johnson Space Center, 24 years

29. /s/ Paul C. Kramer - JSC, Ass.t for Planning Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Div., Egr. Dir., 34 years

30. /s/ Alex (Skip) Larsen

31. /s/ Dr. Lubert Leger - JSC, Ass't. Chief Materials Division, Engr. Directorate, 30 years

32. /s/ Dr. Humbolt C. Mandell - JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Program Control and Advance Programs, 40 years

33. /s/ Donald K. McCutchen - JSC, Project Engineer - Space Shuttle and ISS Program Offices, 33 years

34. /s/ Thomas L. (Tom) Moser - Hdq. Dep. Assoc. Admin. & Director, Space Station Program, 28 years

35. /s/ Dr. George Mueller - Hdq., Assoc. Adm., Office of Space Flight, 6 years

36. /s/ Tom Ohesorge

37. /s/ James Peacock - JSC, Apollo and Shuttle Program Office, 21 years

38. /s/ Richard McFarland - JSC, Mgr. Motion Simulators, 28 years

39. /s/ Joseph E. Rogers - JSC, Chief, Structures and Dynamics Branch, Engr. Directorate, 40 years

40. /s/ Bernard J. Rosenbaum - JSC, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Power Division, Engr. Dir., 48 years

41. /s/ Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt - JSC, Astronaut Apollo 17, 10 years

42. /s/ Gerard C. Shows - JSC, Asst. Manager, Quality Assurance, 30 years

43. /s/ Kenneth Suit - JSC, Ass't Mgr., Systems Integration, Space Shuttle, 37 years

44. /s/ Robert F. Thompson - JSC, Program Manager, Space Shuttle, 44 years

45. /s/ Frank Van Renesselaer - Hdq., Mgr. Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, 45 years

46. /s/ Dr. James Visentine - JSC Materials Branch, Engineering Directorate, 30 years

47. /s/ Manfred (Dutch) von Ehrenfried - JSC, Flight Controller; Mercury, Gemini & Apollo, MOD, 10 years

48. /s/ George Weisskopf - JSC, Avionics Systems Division, Engineering Dir., 40 years

49. /s/ Al Worden - JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 15, 9 years

50. /s/ Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller - JSC, Meteorologist, 5 years

 

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