And the Moon is Made of Green Cheese

Yes, the guy in charge of our manned space missions, in charge of our Earth observation, heck, even in charge of our our top climate scientist, James Hansen, is a global warming denier, a Luddite.

NASA administrator Michael Griffin gave his amazing views about climate change on NPR today:

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.

So it is arrogant to want to preserve the climate that gave us human civilization, to avoid 80 feet of sea level rise, mass desertification, and the like. He really needs to talk to one of his employees about just what dangerous climate change means for this planet.


Note to self — do not fly on any space shuttles while this guy is in charge of making sure all the sophisticated technology works as planned.