Friday, June 01, 2007

Quote of the Day: Global Warming

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

First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown. And second of all, 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.

~NASA Administrator Michael Griffin

3 Comments:

At 6/01/2007 6:39 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Personally I think the whole global warming scheme is just an attempt to divert people's attention from the real problems we face...

Real problems like excessive taxation by governments, incompently led governments, Islamic terrorism, crumbling infrastructure and so are being pushed to the side by this global warming scam...

I mean shouldn't everyone's red flag go flying when a pathological liar decided to take up the global warming thing?

What passes for global warming science today is just rife with complete nonsense ...

'Global Warming': An Official PseudoScience

 
At 6/01/2007 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies responded via email to a request from LiveScience to comment on the NASA chief's remarks to NPR: “Griffin's comments seem surprisingly naive. We are not in a situation where we are shopping around for an ideal climate, but that we have adapted to the climate we have, and that therefore large changes to it are not likely to be beneficial.”

 
At 6/01/2007 1:54 PM, Anonymous Bob Wright said...

Humans have been adapting to a changing climate - evolving - since the beginning of time - certainly since the glaciers covered much of North America.

Why on earth - sorry - would we want to disrupt this natural process now?

It seems illogical that scientists would want to stop the evolutionary process in it's tracks in the 21st century.

If humans had followed this practice a few hundred thousand years ago, Michigan would be one giant skating rink, rather than the paradise it is today.

 

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