50 Former Astronauts and Scientists Denounce NASA Stance on Global Warming

A group of nearly 50 very prominent NASA scientists and astronauts has issued a public letter to current NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., requesting that NASA stop supporting unsubstantiated claims of manmade global warming.

The letter reads in part:

"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 letter goes on to say: "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."

Co-signers of the letter include Dr. Christopher C. Kraft, former Director of Johnson Space Center for 24 years and the man responsible for saving the crew of Apollo 13, along with several Apollo astronauts and scientists. The “tens of thousands of other scientists” to which the letter refers can be found at the site petitionproject.org. Presently the petition has over 31,000 signatures of scientists, of which over 9,000 are PhDs. Several other prominent climate scientists who reject the concept of manmade global warming or its consequences are also listed within Wikipedia.

This comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that explains how some urban planning commissions are preventing the construction of single family homes in favor of ultra-dense housing complexes that pack more than 30 families into a square acre of space over fears of global warming. Yale University professor Karen Seto, who was interviewed on the subject as an attendee of the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in London stated, “We certainly don’t want them [ordinary people] strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together].”

Given that the UN’s Agenda 21 has the goal of essentially reducing global standards of living in order to prevent manmade climate change, the warning by these NASA scientists over unsettled science should give everyone pause. The Climategate emails revealed that the computer models used by the CRU, NASA and other institutions which support the reduction of living standards to abate global warming, are based in large part on proxy data which has been manipulated to support the theory of manmade global warming in a very unscrupulous manner by the scientists involved.

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