Apollo Astronaut Responds To Aggie Joke

Regarding “Texas is vulnerable to warming climate” (Page B8, July 10), some opinions are just too over-the-top to resist responding. Professor Andrew Dessler’s essay falls in that category. He makes the point that we had better begin to accept that we are responsible for Texas’ very hot summer, and we should get our legislators to begin taking steps to control our temperature.

Typical of these alarmists of human-caused global warming, he cites the opinions of those colleagues who agree with him while not citing one bit of data to support this unproven and unaccepted hypothesis of global warming, first dreamed up about 20 years ago.

Dessler would like for us to stop arguing about the science. That is because the “science” does not support this hypothesis of humans causing global warming. Dessler would rather restrict discussion to the political arena.

One of the strategies climate alarmists now use in their attempt to gain acceptance for an unproven hypothesis is semantics. They have usurped a term that has been used and accepted by everyone for millennia: “climate change.” Yes, the climate has been changing forever, sometimes up and sometimes down, and life on our planet has been adjusting to those changes for billions of years, with varying degrees of success.

Dessler maintains “the uniformity of expert opinion that reductions of emissions make sense.” What uniformity of opinion? As the historical record shows, our climate is always changing, and on many occasions more than it is today.

Those interested in the truth about human-caused global warming should not just accept the opinions of others (including mine); they should look at the historical data themselves. We can either adjust to the climate as it changes, as we have always done, or we can adjust after wasting billions — no, trillions — of dollars in a hopeless attempt to control the temperature of the Earth.

— Walter Cunningham,
astronaut, Apollo VII, Houston

http://www.chron.com

h/t to Marc Morano

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11 Responses to Apollo Astronaut Responds To Aggie Joke

  1. Grumpy Grampy ;) says:

    A meaningful response to the Aggie Joke. I personally think the reason they do not want to argue the science behind their opinions is that there is no science behind their “Opinions”. I would not elevate the IPCC position to the level of Hypothesis.

  2. omnologos says:

    oh my oh my oh my…what will Phil Plait say?

    Is there any Apollo astronaut that has come out as an AGW believer??

    • Brian G Valentine says:

      No, these people have lived with reality for too long. They were chosen as astronauts in the first place because they can’t be fooled. NASA wouldn’t pick people to do that if they lived in a dream world where the reality around them was what they wished it to be, not as it is.

      The same temperament came back to bite NASA right in the

  3. suyts says:

    lol, Outstanding!

  4. gator69 says:

    I Googled ‘astronaut global warming’, and it took six pages before I came across the first warmist astronaut, and he’s Canadian (hitch hiker)…

    “Bob Thirsk said that there is a “very thin veil of atmosphere around the Earth that keeps us alive … Most of the time when I look out the window I’m in awe. But there are some effects of the human destruction of the Earth as well,” Reuters quoted him as saying.

    “This is probably just a perception, but I just have the feeling that the glaciers are melting, the snow capping the mountains is less than it was 12 years ago when I saw it last time,” Thrisk was quoted as saying. “That saddens me a little bit.”

    All touchy feely and no science. The wrong stuff.

  5. GregO says:

    This post is going into my permanent file – just outstanding.

    Thanks you Walter Cunningham.

  6. Andy Dessler lamented that “there were no QUALIFIED scientists in all of Texas to debate him on climate”. As co-author of “Slaying the Sky Dragon” and research author of 80 climate and Earth science articles, who lives 60 miles from Aggieland, I volunteered. After several emails, where Andiy insisted NO ONE is qualified to discuss these issues with him, he blocked my emails.

    “Andy Dessler….it’s high noon….i’m standing on Main Street….I’M CALLING YOU OUT”

    I sent that notice to the heads to the Atmospheric ‘Science’ (?) Department, the student newspaper and the Aggie Conservatives. I have had a number of kind exchanges with Walter Cunningham about my work over the last few years. I have +60 articles in archive at Canada Free Press and many at my website http://www.FauxScienceSlayer.com

    Visit my webstie and follow the linkt to Joe Olson/Dennis Miller Radio Interview. The aduio is embedded above the transcript and in ten, easy fun minutes you will know three of the prime reasons why Warmists stay cloistered in their Ivory Towers. Like most bullies, they are cowards.

  7. woodNfish says:

    The fact that Dessler is dishonest does not surprise me.

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