NASA head irks globo warmer wackos

Houston Chronicle:

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, whose agency's observations of the Earth have helped to confirm a global rise in temperature, said he doubts that global warming is an issue mankind should address.

"I have no doubt that global — that a trend of global warming exists," Griffin told National Public Radio's Morning Edition in an interview set for broadcast today. "I'm not sure it's fair to say that is a problem we must wrestle with."

NPR made a transcript of Griffin's remarks available Wednesday.

"To assume that is a problem is to assume that the state of the 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 it doesn't change," he said. "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.

"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 might 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."

Environmental groups criticized Griffin's remarks as irresponsible.

Griffin's remarks suggest NASA is prepared to ignore the findings gathered by its own satellites and scientists, said Philip Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust, a nonpartisan watchdog group.

"The science performed by NASA as well as scientists around the world shows that global warming is no longer an environmental issue. It's a rapidly advancing human disaster," Clapp said. "Millions of people across the world will face hunger, flooding from a rise in sea levels and water scarcity. To try to hide that by saying we don't know what the climate should be is ignoring the science of his own agency."

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He is just to rational and reasonable on the issue for the globo warmers. What he said about the assumption that we are at the optimal climate at this time rings true. When the globo warmers talk about the melting glaciers in places like Switzerland they leave out the part where the melting ice reveal silver mines that predate the little ice age. The mines still had the tools in place waiting for the miners to return after what proved to be a much longer winter than they expected.

Me, I like warmer weather.

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