NASA Letter Writers Panel at iccc7 Heartland event: Part 2 – Former employees unite to dispute unproven global warming claims by NASA
June 15, 2012
Part 2: Former employees unite to dispute unproven global warming claims by NASA - retired astronaut, Walter Cunningham of Apollo 7 mission, a member of nasa letter writers panel
As former employees of NASA, it was only a matter of time before the concerns expressed by all five at Heartland’s iccc7 “The NASA Letter Writers” panel would lead to action over NASA’s extreme advocacy for an unproven theory. After all NASA and the GISS failure to objectively assess all available scientific date on climate change threatened the reputation of NASA’s current and former employees and even put science itself at risk for public ridicule and distrust.
Credited in “getting the ball rolling” was the Moderator of “The NASA Letter Writers” panel, Leighton Steward. He suggested that a letter be written and sent to NASA after finding through a series of lectures presented at the Space Center in Houston to ex-NASA scientists that 90 percent of those present disagreed with the NASA-GISS global warming position.
Steward’s suggestion was realized in a joint letter sent on March 28, 2012 to the Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr. NASA Administrator NASA Headquarters Washington, D.C. A sure sign that the NASA-GISS is about over.
The NASA letter was signed by 50 former NASA scientists and astronauts, included seven Apollo astronauts and two former directors of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://polymontana.com/?p=7128
Together the 50 NASA experts have more than 1000 years of combined professional experience. http://notrickszone.com/2012/04/10/50-top=aswtronauts-scientists-engineers-sign-letter-claiming-giss-is-turning-nasa-into-a-laughing-stock/
With enthusiasm the appropriately named iccc7 conference participants now dubbed “The NASA Letter Writers” — Cunningham, Schmitt, Doiron, Wysmuller and Steward — were signors of the joint letter to NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden, Jr., which asked Bolden to refrain from making unproven and unsupported remarks about global warming.
The March 28, 2012 letter to NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden, Jr., can be viewed in its entirety at this site:
News was made during Heartland’s “The NASA Letter Writers” panel event with an announcement of a followup NASA letter prompted by NASA’s failure to end spreading information with outlandish global warming conclusions. The text has been written and signatures are now being gathered. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/05/22/nasa-astronauts-announce-second-letter-to-nasa-at-heartland-conference/
Recently a new website has been created which features all five of the “The NASA Letter Writers” http://www/therightclimatestuff.com in their combined present-day mission to take on the challenge of evaluating the narratives of both the advocates of AGW and also the Skeptics of AGW. As related to me by Thomas Wysmuller, the new website will eventually include other educated and experienced scientists and engineers from various disciplines.
Individual presentations are already up for review. http://www/therightclimatestuff.com/StudiesReports.html
Also worth investigating is the website noted on Thomas Wysmuller’s business card http://www.colderside.com which denotes his availability upon request to present a lecture and slide presentation to University, High School, and public/private organizations that answers questions such as “Is Global Warming real? and “Is the Arctic polar cap rapidly melting?” For information contact email@example.com
Even though the five participants in Heartland’s iccc7 “The NASA Letter Writers” panel arrived in Chicago from their homes in different parts of the country, I was eager to hear if there might be a local Lake Forest, IL connection among those featured and another retired astronaut, Commander James Arthur Lovell, Jr., who flew four missions (Germini 7, Germini 12, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), with a NASA career that started when Lovell was chosen in 1962 to participate in the space program, until he left NASA in 1973.
With my home in Lake Bluff adjacent to upscale Lake Forest, IL, Lake Foresters have every reason to be proud of its celebrity resident and retired astronaut, Commander James Arthur Lovell, Jr. http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/astronauts/english/lovell_James.htm%C2%A0
Furthermore, the celebrity status of James Lovell, Jr. became widespread when in 1999 James Lovell and his family opened up “Lovells of Lake Forest,” a classic, full service restaurant in the heart of West Lake Forest where area residents go to experience fine dining in an environment of casual elegance. On display are items that relate to Lovell’s astronaut days. http://lakeforest.patch.com/listings/lovells-of-lake-forest See also: http://www.lovellsoflakeforest.com/apollo-13-lovells
Eager to hear of any local connection, I approached Walter Cunningham of Apollo 7 fame, asking if he knew James Lovell, knowing that Lovell’s Apollo 8 mission on December 27, 1968 mission http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/astronauts/english/lovell_james.htm followed in close proximity to Cunningham’s October 11, 1968, Apollo 7 mission.
And there was! Walter Cunningham not only knew James Lovell, Jr., but he had trained with Lovell for many years. Likewise,Thomas Wysmuller was well acquainted with Lovell as a former employee at the Johnson Space Center.
Further inquiring of Walter Cunningham why James Lovell, Jr. wasn’t participating as one of ”The NASA Letter Writers”?, Cunningham replied, “Jim is likely involved in other things, and he’s also getting old.”
Perhaps Illinois’s Lake Forest celebrity and former NASA astronaut, Jim Lovell, Jr., needs a nudge to become involved himself in the noble efforts of his fellow NASA compatriots.
The Heartland Institute, which has gained worldwide recognition as a credible man made global warming skeptic through its presentation of seven International Climate Change Conferences http://climateconferences.heartland.org/iccc7/ is certainly not about to back down even after “Fakegate” attempted to paint a false and disturbing picture of Heartland’s motives and tactics. Fakegate.org
Well worth taking the time to read –especially in the aftermath of Secretary of Defense Panetta linking global warming to national security www.fireandreamitchell.com/2012/05/03/leon-panella-claims-global-warming-is-now-a-national-security-threat – is Roger Aronoff’s “For Accuracy in Media” report based on a recent interview with Sen. James Inhofe which focused on his his powerful new book, The Greatest Hoax.
Roger Aronoff commends Sen. James Inhofe “for his courage, wisdom and persistence in practically single-handedly resisting the forces in the media, and in Congress, who insist that the U.S. line up with the U.N. and adopt the draconian steps required to engage in this budget busting, business, destroying endeavor that would impinge on our national sovereignty and person freedoms.”
Scientific truth is based on hard evidence, not “consensus” opinion. May more American patriots who care about their nation now and in future years step up to the plate before it is too late. Being an authority on Global Warming, as Al Gore and countless others claim to be, is not a criterion for judging the validity of an argument with prophecies of horrific happening to Mother Earth unless man substitutes green sources of energy to counter the inappropriate global warming stigma assigned by believers to coal and oil.