Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Global Warming Post of the Day--A Two-fer

First, this:
Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire for climate stance: Engineers, scientists, astronauts ask NASA administration to look at empirical evidence rather than climate models
Looks like another GISS miss, more than a few people are getting fed up with Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt and their climate shenanigans. Some very prominent NASA voices speak out in a scathing letter to current NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr.. When Chris Kraft, the man who presided over NASA’s finest hour, and the engineering miracle of saving Apollo 13 speaks, people listen.

Now go see what The Oregonian is showing above-the-fold....

1 comment:

KauaiMark said...

I was pressured into attending a talk by a "NASA voice" that was predicting major infrastructure disruptions, rioting in the streets, all the transportation failures since everything we use daily is controlled by microprocessors and will stop on 1/1/2000. Remember Y2K?

As an embedded microprocessor programmer, I knew that most of his presentation was bull.

One of his scenarios had a bus load of kids parked on the side of the road stuck in the snow since the engine electronics in the bus might stop working on their winter ski trip.

I asked a few pointed questions about the source of his statistics and pointed out that while at least 90-95% of his case examples did actually contain a some type of timing or clock function, they didn't include a date function or even AM/PM functionality to even care what year it was.

I was told by the event sponsor that I was rude to contradict the speaker publicly like that.

The person that pressured me into going to this talk wasn't worried about Y2K anymore as we left.

The "NASA" title doesn't necessarily mean intelligence in ALL areas of science and technology.