Thursday, May 31, 2007

Oh, dear lord

Right. The Earth's climate has changed before, so we should just go on as we have and not worry about it. And this guy's heading up NASA?
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.


"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."

I'm simply stunned by this, although it fits the neo-con pattern of at first denying there such thing as Global Warming/Climate Change then admitting to it, but insisting that A) it's natural or 2) too far along to arrest. Either way, the end result is they advocate doing nothing. Pretty sad that Griffin's position contradicts that of NASA's own researchers and findings.

What's next? Griffin advocating the Ptolmic model of the universe because he believes its arrogant for humans to deny God fixed the heavens in concentric spheres about the Earth?

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