Monday, February 16, 2009

Ex-Astronaut & Senator PhD Flips Bird at Global Warming Hoax

Harrison Schmitt reminds one of Capt. Sullenberger who piloted that USAir plane onto the Hudson without losing his composure. This pre-Boomer won't be stampeded like the mindless morons of academcide over political cliffs.
Former astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who walked on the moon and once served New Mexico in the U.S. Senate, doesn’t believe that humans are causing global warming.

"I don’t think the human effect is significant compared to the natural effect," said Schmitt, who is among 70 skeptics scheduled to speak next month at the International Conference on Climate Change in New York.

Schmitt contends that scientists "are being intimidated" if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels, temperatures and sea levels.

Intimidated? I wonder how. Harrison explains:
"They’ve seen too many of their colleagues lose grant funding when they haven’t gone along with the so-called political consensus that we’re in a human-caused global warming," Schmitt said.

Dan Williams, publisher with the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, which is hosting the climate change conference, said he invited Schmitt after reading about his resignation from The Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to space exploration.

Schmitt resigned after the group blamed global warming on human activity. In his resignation letter, the 74-year-old geologist argued that the "global warming scare is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision making."

Williams said Heartland is skeptical about the crisis that people are proclaiming in global warming.

"Not that the planet hasn’t warmed. We know it has or we’d all still be in the Ice Age," he said. "But it has not reached a crisis proportion and, even among us skeptics, there’s disagreement about how much man has been responsible for that warming."

Schmitt has an undergrad degree from CalTech and a PhD in geology from Harvard, so he actually knows more about the Global Warming Chicken Little Hoax than Sam Champion or Soledad O'Brien:
Schmitt said historical documents indicate average temperatures have risen by 1 degree per century since around 1400 A.D., and the rise in carbon dioxide is because of the temperature rise.

Schmitt also said geological evidence indicates changes in sea level have been going on for thousands of years. He said smaller changes are related to changes in the elevation of land masses — for example, the Great Lakes are rising because the earth’s crust is rebounding from being depressed by glaciers.

A down-to-earth geologist who's walked on the moon knows more than the Boomer Pied Pipers and Nobel Frauds---plus he has integrity, a waning commodity in the wreckage of the Boomer Extravaganza.....

1 comment :

Bruce Moomaw said...

The "down-to-Earth geologist" is just that: a geologist -- not an atmospheric scientist. (He's also regarded by most other scientists as having a bee in his bonnet regaring the supposed workability of mining the Moon for helium-3 as fuel in the event we ever actually manage to make controlled fusion work, since its soil contains only one part per several million of He-3.)