Is NASA really in an open revolt over climate change?
POSTED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:44pm
Much, and more, has been made of a letter released yesterday in which 49 former NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists admonish the space agency for taking a high-profile stance on climate change: namely that it’s happening due to human activity, and that it could have catastrophic consequences for the planet.
The crux of the letter is this:
"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."
The letter raises several issues that I would like to address.
Read more here at The Houston Chronicle.