NASA's top official doubts global warming

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3229696&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312


    ...."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." ...
     
  2. John Ellwood Taylor

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    An interesting use of reason and logic. That kind of thinking could threaten the anti-capitalist political power grab agenda called 'global warming', no? (I forgot they are calling it "climate change" now since global warming is getting such a bad rap. An attempted power grab by any other name is still a power grab attempt.)
     
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    Concensus

    You often hear this word, 'consensus' used by the proponents of the anti-capitalist global warming prophets. I found a very interesting quote in regards to this word: Michael Crichton.
    "Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."
     
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    You're title is misleading.

    From the article:

    "I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists," Griffin told Inskeep. "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with."


    It's not that he doubts global warming is happening, he just doubts we should put so much engery into wrestling with the problem.

    Jamie
     
  5. Bro. Curtis

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    I'll concede that. I took the title from the blog where I found the link. My mistake.
     

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