NASA’s Top Official Questions Global Warming
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Questions Need to Combat Warming
“I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists,” Griffin told Inskeep. “I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.”
“To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth’s climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn’t change,” Griffin said. “I guess I would ask which human beings Ã¢â‚¬â€ where and when Ã¢â‚¬â€ are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that’s a rather arrogant position for people to take.”
This is exactly right. I happen to live on the border of one of the very few places on the earth where plant growth has suffered in the past 20 years of warming – south central Texas. We don’t need more sunshine or warmer temperatures. We need more rain. But I’m not complaining because the vast majority of the world has an improved climate for food production.