NPR this morning: “NASA Chief Questions Urgency of Global Warming”
NASA/GSFC press release later this morning: “Research Finds That Earth’s Climate is Approaching ‘Dangerous’ Point”
Needless to say, Mike Griffin’s remarks are not going over well on Capitol Hill among those members who think that NASA is not spending enough on Earth sciences programs. I do recommend listening to the full NPR interview, about seven and a half minutes long: only a portion of it is devoted to the climate change remarks that have gotten all the press. Much of the rest is about NASA’s exploration program and the criticism directed at it by football columnist/occasional space analyst Gregg Easterbrook in a recent Wired magazine piece. If you missed Easterbrook’s piece, there’s not much there he hasn’t previously talked about, including his odd preoccupations with Venus and non-chemical propulsion.