Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Problem, We Have a Houston

NASA's image as a science-based, space agency is at risk from grandstanding global warmers. Some former NASA giants are not happy with that (tip to Instapundit):

49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week admonishing the agency for it’s role in advocating a high degree of certainty that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change while neglecting empirical evidence that calls the theory into question.

The group, which includes seven Apollo astronauts and two former directors of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, are dismayed over the failure of NASA, and specifically the Goddard Institute For Space Studies (GISS), to make an objective assessment of all available scientific data on climate change. They charge that NASA is relying too heavily on complex climate models that have proven scientifically inadequate in predicting climate only one or two decades in advance.

Is the collective trance we've been in that insists that global warming is caused by man and is the biggest problem we must face now starting to weaken?