Top NASA bureaucrat contradicts own scientists on warming

Top NASA bureaucrat contradicts own scientists on warming

"To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change," Griffin said. "I guess I would ask which human beings — where and when — are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take."

Given the stakes, this has got to be the most despicable political grandstanding in history.

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Harry Shehab / August 3rd, 2007, 2:19 pm / #1

Well, it’s the best one we happen to have.The only choice we really have is to try prevent disastrous change. One would think that someone at NASA would have at least been informed of this.Does Mr. Griffin actually think the climate is changing for the better? Maybe then he should invest in farming.

BlackSun / August 4th, 2007, 6:08 pm / #2

This is what happens when political appointees get involved with science.

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