Seeking Alpha

ArtfulDodger's  Instablog

ArtfulDodger
Send Message
Private investor. Bought first stock in 1965. Held on for 20 years, following dad's advice, The Bulldog Philosophy: "Bite on to something that's got some meat to it and hold on until they chain you down, shoot you in the head, and tear it away from you with your teeth still attached to the... More
  • Letter To NASA Chief Asking Him To Stop Promoting Catastrophic Manmade Global Warming In NASA's News Releases And Its Websites 0 comments
    Feb 16, 2013 10:14 AM

    Letter to NASA Chief Asking Him to Stop Promoting Catastrophic Manmade Global Warming in NASA's News Releases and its Websites

    "Billions of us will die from global warming and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be [living] in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable." (Famous Warmer, James Lovelock, author of "The Gaia Hypothesis," who is now ostensibly writing a book retracting his "alarmist statements," because of the cooler weather around the world since 1998; the moron still believes in warming, but says it's just not happening as fast! What else?)

    Tired of seeing NASA and GISS propound what is at best an unproven theory and at worst (in my view) at huge hoax, fifty astronauts at NASA (including four who traveled to the moon), engineers, and scientists have sent a letter to the space agency requesting that it stop including "unproven remarks" about global warming in its news releases and on its websites.

    None of these people is backed by Big Oil or the Energy Industry. When the Warmers throw that one at you (that anyone who does not believe in Global Warming is backed by Big Oil or the Energy Industry), be sure to point out to them the many commercials made by the Energy Industry and Big Oil stating their belief in Global Warming and informing what they're doing to stop it.

    I suppose the eco-maniac Warmers will claim that Lovelock has been bought out by Big Oil when they read that he has said things like this: "The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books - mine included - because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened." http://nbcnews.to/MhDf3k

    According to Live Science, a NASA spokesman confirmed that the agency received the letter.
    http://bit.ly/Rczr4g

    Select excerpts from the letter:

    "We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated."

    "The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements."

    "We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject."

    "With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled" - which is the exact opposite of what the Warmers want people to believe.

    So then, with the Warmers it's the method used in Bolshevik Russia and Maoist China: repeat a canard over and over to the people and it eventually becomes what I call a fiction-fact - which is a scam invented by hoaxers and pounded into the people's minds by the media until (almost) everyone accepts it as truth.

    And what do the Warmers do when presented with letters such as these? They grab their search engines in a breakneck attempt to find one or two of the signers whom they can claim is not really a qualified signer - or some other piece of minutia that they think they can use to discredit the entire letter. It is simply another of the many logical fallacies the Warmers commit every time you confront them: using irrelevant minutia to discredit an entire work - allowing them to move on - without having to argue against the content of the work.

    Or, with the Warmers there's always an appeal to the majority and a slander to go along with it: "This is only a few radical warmist deniers; the vast majority of scientists believe in warming. After all, we took a poll among ourselves and 98% of us believed in `global warming.' Therefore, it's true!" As I have noted numerous times, an appeal to the majority loses points in a debate, but the Warmers persist, because in their minds it's the easiest way out, and besides it's their leader, Al Gore's, favorite retort.

    Thus, in their minds AGW is still real and only special people such as they see themselves as being can understand how it works, thereby committing another logical fallacy: claiming complexity as an excuse for not debating content.

    Oh yes, there's always their claim, after bumping into one of their websites, "This has been debunked." These morons don't even know whether they should refute the challenging position or rebut it. Amazing!! Yet, they are adamant that everyone who disagrees with the government and the Democrat Party and most of the Republican Party are extremist crazies. What else?

    ArtfulDodger
    **********************...
    Entire Letter Here
    March 28, 2012

    The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.
    NASA Administrator
    NASA Headquarters
    Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

    Dear Charlie,

    We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

    The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.

    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. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA's current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.

    For additional information regarding the science behind our concern, we recommend that you contact Harrison Schmitt or Walter Cunningham, or others they can recommend to you.

    Thank you for considering this request.

    Sincerely,

    (Attached signatures)

    CC: Mr. John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for Science

    CC: Ass Mr. Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center

    Ref: Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, dated 3-26-12, regarding a request for NASA to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims that human produced CO2 is having a catastrophic impact on climate change.

    1. /s/ Jack Barneburg, Jack - JSC, Space Shuttle Structures, Engineering Directorate, 34 years
    2. /s/ Larry Bell - JSC, Mgr. Crew Systems Div., Engineering Directorate, 32 years
    3. /s/ Dr. Donald Bogard - JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 41 years
    4. /s/ Jerry C. Bostick - JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 23 years
    5. /s/ Dr. Phillip K. Chapman - JSC, Scientist - astronaut, 5 years
    6. /s/ Michael F. Collins, JSC, Chief, Flight Design and Dynamics Division, MOD, 41 years
    7. /s/ Dr. Kenneth Cox - JSC, Chief Flight Dynamics Div., Engr. Directorate, 40 years
    8. /s/ Walter Cunningham - JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 7, 8 years
    9. /s/ Dr. Donald M. Curry - JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Leading Edge, Thermal Protection Sys., Engr. Dir., 44 years
    10. /s/ Leroy Day - Hdq. Deputy Director, Space Shuttle Program, 19 years
    11. /s/ Dr. Henry P. Decell, Jr. - JSC, Chief, Theory & Analysis Office, 5 years
    12. /s/Charles F. Deiterich - JSC, Mgr., Flight Operations Integration, MOD, 30 years
    13. /s/ Dr. Harold Doiron - JSC, Chairman, Shuttle Pogo Prevention Panel, 16 years
    14. /s/ Charles Duke - JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 16, 10 years
    15. /s/ Anita Gale
    16. /s/ Grace Germany - JSC, Program Analyst, 35 years
    17. /s/ Ed Gibson - JSC, Astronaut Skylab 4, 14 years
    18. /s/ Richard Gordon - JSC, Astronaut, Gemini Xi, Apollo 12, 9 years
    19. /s/ Gerald C. Griffin - JSC, Apollo Flight Director, and Director of Johnson Space Center, 22 years
    20. /s/ Thomas M. Grubbs - JSC, Chief, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch, 31 years
    21. /s/ Thomas J. Harmon
    22. /s/ David W. Heath - JSC, Reentry Specialist, MOD, 30 years
    23. /s/ Miguel A. Hernandez, Jr. - JSC, Flight crew training and operations, 3 years
    24. /s/ James R. Roundtree - JSC Branch Chief, 26 years
    25. /s/ Enoch Jones - JSC, Mgr. SE&I, Shuttle Program Office, 26 years
    26. /s/ Dr. Joseph Kerwin - JSC, Astronaut, Skylab 2, Director of Space and Life Sciences, 22 years
    27. /s/ Jack Knight - JSC, Chief, Advanced Operations and Development Division, MOD, 40 years
    28. /s/ Dr. Christopher C. Kraft - JSC, Apollo Flight Director and Director of Johnson Space Center, 24 years
    29. /s/ Paul C. Kramer - JSC, Ass.t for Planning Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Div., Egr. Dir., 34 years
    30. /s/ Alex (Skip) Larsen
    31. /s/ Dr. Lubert Leger - JSC, Ass't. Chief Materials Division, Engr. Directorate, 30 years
    32. /s/ Dr. Humbolt C. Mandell - JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Program Control and Advance Programs, 40 years
    33. /s/ Donald K. McCutchen - JSC, Project Engineer - Space Shuttle and ISS Program Offices, 33 years
    34. /s/ Thomas L. (Tom) Moser - Hdq. Dep. Assoc. Admin. & Director, Space Station Program, 28 years
    35. /s/ Dr. George Mueller - Hdq., Assoc. Adm., Office of Space Flight, 6 years
    36. /s/ Tom Ohesorge
    37. /s/ James Peacock - JSC, Apollo and Shuttle Program Office, 21 years
    38. /s/ Richard McFarland - JSC, Mgr. Motion Simulators, 28 years
    39. /s/ Joseph E. Rogers - JSC, Chief, Structures and Dynamics Branch, Engr. Directorate, 40 years
    40. /s/ Bernard J. Rosenbaum - JSC, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Power Division, Engr. Dir., 48 years
    41. /s/ Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt - JSC, Astronaut Apollo 17, 10 years
    42. /s/ Gerard C. Shows - JSC, Asst. Manager, Quality Assurance, 30 years
    43. /s/ Kenneth Suit - JSC, Ass't Mgr., Systems Integration, Space Shuttle, 37 years
    44. /s/ Robert F. Thompson - JSC, Program Manager, Space Shuttle, 44 years
    45. /s/ Frank Van Renesselaer - Hdq., Mgr. Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, 15 years
    46. /s/ Dr. James Visentine - JSC Materials Branch, Engineering Directorate, 30 years
    47. /s/ Manfred (Dutch) von Ehrenfried - JSC, Flight Controller; Mercury, Gemini & Apollo, MOD, 10 years
    48. /s/ George Weisskopf - JSC, Avionics Systems Division, Engineering Dir., 40 years
    49. /s/ Al Worden - JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 15, 9 years
    50. /s/ Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller - JSC, Meteorologist, 5 years

Back To ArtfulDodger's Instablog HomePage »

Instablogs are blogs which are instantly set up and networked within the Seeking Alpha community. Instablog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors, in contrast to contributors' articles.

Comments (0)
Track new comments
Be the first to comment
Full index of posts »
Latest Followers

StockTalks

  • cb, san, intc, sbs, csco, bvn, bmy, lly, ga, ntes,
    Dec 5, 2013
More »

Latest Comments


Instablogs are Seeking Alpha's free blogging platform customized for finance, with instant set up and exposure to millions of readers interested in the financial markets. Publish your own instablog in minutes.