Skip to comments.NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati is clueless about what James Hansen is doing ...
Posted on 04/13/2012 8:37:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
UPDATE: 11:30AM 4/12/12 Predictably, Andrew Revkin from the New York Times joins in with the poo-pooing consensus saying it is utterly unremarkable (yet he writes a article about it go figure). From Revkins shuttered in world of living in the woods (he didnt even know what the TV show Seinfeld was until I brought it to his attention in Climategate2), thats probably true, but Andy, here is one of your favorite consensus buzzphrases that can be applied: it is an unprecedented letter. Theres no denying that. Anthony
From the Daily Caller, in my opinion, a load of hooey from NASAs chief scientist, particularly since James Hansen doesnt bother with peer review much anymore, he just publishes opinions and protopapers to his Columbia University website and a compliant MSM repeats them as if they were in fact peer reviewed. Further, Hansen has never accepted an offer to debate, and he probably wont. Clearly NASAs chief scientist is clueless about what is going on.
NASA swipes back at former astronauts over climate change
NASA is swiping back at a group of nearly 50 of its former scientists and astronauts who wrote to accuse the space agency of advocating the extreme position that global warming is the result of man-made carbon dioxide.
In a March 28 letter addressed to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 49 former employees said the unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASAs history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.
But NASA responded on Wednesday by saying they dont draw conclusions and issue claims about research findings.
We support open scientific inquiry and discussion, NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller.
If the authors of this letter disagree with specific scientific conclusions made public by NASA scientists, we encourage them to join the debate in the scientific literature or public forums rather than restrict any discourse, Abdalati said.
He added: NASA sponsors research into many areas of cutting-edge scientific inquiry, including the relationship between carbon dioxide and climate.
His credentials were obvious: Aside from having a Muslim sounding name (his place of birth being totally scrubbed from the entire Internet) Waleed's bio on the NASA website states:
"His research has focused on the use of satellites and aircraft to understand how and why Earth's ice cover is changing, and what those changes mean for life on our planet."
To be fair: Earth’s ice cover does change( always has), and it would have an impact on life on the planet. (always has)
The crux of the argument is wether or not man is responsible, or that big giant fusion ball in the sky, and our orbit around it. ( not to mention a whole host of other variables that have nothing to do with us)
I go with the latter myself.
So apparently they have net yet frog marched Hansen to the tree.
Or, knowing that Earth's ice cover changes is at the crux of the man made GW crusade, do you really think the Regime selected him because his research was in support of the GW "deniers?"
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