former astronaut speaks out on global warming

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    SANTA FE, N.M. - 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.

    "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.

    Former astronaut speaks out on global warming - BostonHerald.com
     
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    Excellent post. I couldn't agree more with it. Chris, and rockhead will tell you that he's just an astronaut, and a right wing hack. Then they will give you 15 different sites to refute what Schmitt contends. But, it's a great article and does explain very well why those sites even exist. Glad you brought it fo.rward
     
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    Yeah? Well I don't believe that guy walked on the moon. It was all filmed in Hollywood.




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    And there are geologists that still don't accept plate tectonics. Schmitt is simply wrong. And the Planetary Society is in line with the overwhelming number of scientists that have viewed the evidence. All the geological societys in the world accept the evidence that AGW is real and a clear and present danger. When an old scientist disagrees with the whole of his peers on a subject, he is almost always mistaken.
     
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    Del, I rest my case.
     
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    of course, like galileo or copernicus

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    have some more kool-aid
     
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    OK, stupid ass. It was the church that disagreed with Galileo and Copernicus, not fellow natural philosophers. Once again, your depths of ignorance are in evidence.
     
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    Del, I called it. Good thing you didn't take the bet:lol:
     
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    i love unintended irony. thanks, boob.
     
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    rockhead...put on a hoodie, wear some Nike's, and drink the Kool-Aid...then just lie down and fall off to sleep.
     

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