Tuesday, June 5, 2007

NASA Chief Bows To Political Correctness

In a classic example of how a bureaucrat can be pressured into falling into line and only saying what is currently politically correct, NASA Head Michael Griffin says he regrets expressing doubt about the seriousness and hysteria being generated about global warming.

I will be surprised if he manages to keep his job. I'll bet the scientists and engineers he "apologized" to are furious with him for possibly opening the door to cuts in funding to NASA that could threaten their jobs. What a coward Griffin is, a proverbial yes man, by his own admission. It was predictable that he would be forced to retract his statements, but it is still a sad day for science when someone of his stature can not speak the truth.

from: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19058588/

NASA chief regrets remarks on global warming

In a video obtained by AP, NASA administrator Michael Griffin says the debate over climate change "has become far more political than technical and it would have been well for me to have stayed out of it."

LOS ANGELES - The head of NASA told scientists and engineers that he regrets airing his personal views about global warming during a recent radio interview, according to a video of the meeting obtained by The Associated Press.

NASA administrator Michael Griffin said in the closed-door meeting Monday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena that “unfortunately, this is an issue which has become far more political than technical, and it would have been well for me to have stayed out of it.”
“All I can really do is apologize to all you guys.... I feel badly that I caused this amount of controversy over something like this,” he said.

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