January 08, 2009
NASA Moonwalker Joins Skeptics Despite Gore's Claim Skeptics Believe
Moon Landing was 'Staged'
frequent comparison of global warming skeptics to people who "believe
the moon landing was actually staged in a movie lot in Arizona" was
delivered a major blow when Moonwalker and Award-Winning NASA
Astronaut/Geologist Jack Schmitt who flew on the Apollo 17 mission declared he
was a skeptic. “The
‘global warming scare’ is being used as a political tool to increase
government control over American lives, incomes and decision making. It has no
place in the Society's activities,” Schmitt said.
Jack Schmitt Joins Skeptics & For
Gore, a very inconvenient moonwalker.
question looms: How can Gore claim skeptics are akin to people who believed the
moon landing was “staged” when one of the moonwalkers himself is a skeptic?
is featured in the U.
S. Senate Minority Report: More Than 650 (and rapidly growing) International
Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims
is Schmitt’s full entry in the Senate’s
650 Plus Scientist Report:
NASA Astronaut/Geologist and Moonwalker Jack Schmitt,
formerly of the Norwegian Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey, who flew
on the Apollo 17 mission, has
received numerous awards in his career including the Space Center Superior
Achievement Award and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Schmitt, a member of
the Geological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, and the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science, rejected
man-made climate change concerns in 2008. “The ‘global warming scare’ is
being used as a political tool to increase government control over American
lives, incomes and decision making. It has no place in the Society's
activities,” Schmitt wrote on November 17, 2008. “As a geologist, I love
Earth observations. But it is ridiculous to tie this objective to a
"consensus" that humans are causing global warming when human
experience, geologic data and history, and current cooling can argue otherwise.
‘Consensus,’ as many have said, merely represents the absence of definitive
science,” Schmitt explained.
Senate Environment and Public Works
Committee (EPW) Inhofe Staff