Nearly 50 NASA Scientists and Astronauts Issue Letter Rejecting NASA’s Stance on Global Warming

Astronaut Walter Cunningham was a co-signer of the letter.

A group of nearly 50 very prominent NASA scientists and astronauts has issued a public letter to current NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. requesting that NASA stop supporting unsubstantiated claims of manmade global warming.

The letter reads in part:

“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.”

Co-signers of the letter include Dr. Christopher C. Kraft, former Director of Johnson Space Center for 24 years and the man responsible for saving the crew of Apollo 13, along with several Apollo astronauts and scientists.  The “tens of thousands of other scientists” to which the letter refers can be found at the site petitionproject.org.  Presently the petition has over 31,000 signatures of scientists, of which over 9,000 are PhDs.  Several other prominent climate scientists who reject the concept of manmade global warming or its consequences are also listed within Wikipedia.

This comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that explains how some urban planning commissions are preventing the construction of single family homes in favor of ultra-dense housing complexes that pack more than 30 families into a square acre of space over fears of global warming.  Yale University professor Karen Seto, who was interviewed on the subject as an attendee of the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in London stated, “We certainly don’t want them [ordinary people] strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together].”

Given that the UN’s Agenda 21 has the goal of essentially reducing global standards of living in order to prevent manmade climate change, the warning by these NASA scientists over unsettled science should give everyone pause.  The Climategate emails revealed that the computer models used by the CRU, NASA and other institutions which support the reduction of living standards to abate global warming, are based in large part on proxy data which has been manipulated to support the theory of manmade global warming in a very unscrupulous manner by the scientists involved.

 

This article was authored by Michael Suede and first appeared on PolicyMic

  • Scott Gaff

    I wonder if those urban developers still believe population is going to expand indefinitely. Gross scarcity is going to be the name of the game for a long time, with a fear of stepping all over our fellow man like a mother swine crushing the skull of her youth. I’m gonna hate living in these Mao complexes. Maybe they can install a fence to protect me from the scary outside world.

  • Scott Gaff

    I wonder if those urban developers still believe population is going to expand indefinitely. Gross scarcity is going to be the name of the game for a long time, with a fear of stepping all over our fellow man like a mother swine crushing the skull of her youth. I’m gonna hate living in these Mao complexes. Maybe they can install a fence to protect me from the scary outside world.

  • http://celebrity-smack.com Celebrity Smack

    I just looked at 160 acres of land that was cheap as dirt! Basically free if I bought the house on it that got foreclosed on. Maybe I should hurry and scoop that up before it fills up with people?

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  • In_The_Trenches

    I bet it wouldn’t be hard to get 50 evangelical ministers to sign a letter supporting stewardship of the Earth and sending that to Senator Inhofe.  As for these folks who signed this letter to NASA, perhaps they would like to argue about the speed light while they are at it – that’s physics too.

  • Scott Gaff

    160 acres is a lot. There’s plenty of room for people to live. Pop in the US is still relatively small in comparison to how much room there is and other 3rd world countries. Our population growth –babies, not immigration- “average” raises population only by .2% (that’s point 2) i believe, which is still stagnant growth. Europe is seeing a dwindling population right now.

    Wealth is its own population control (not that amount of wealth is the number of babies, but as wealth and careers rise the need for, or time to have, children dwindles). That should be known to everyone, but people still think there’s going to be “resource wars,” not realizing the aggregate includes 3rd world countries without a proper market place. So, we have to get involved in shrinking population, be the savior of the global community, out of fear for Capitalism. There wouldn’t be any resource wars if we gave more opportunity to the ingenious amongst us.

  • Richard Baker

    I’ll listen to these engineers,scientists, and astronauts instead of
    various English, History, and other liberal arts professors who have
    signed petitions and letters over the years supporting the AGW premise.

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