Five Years Since NASA’s Finest Called For An End To Junk Climate Science

Five years ago, NASA’s top rocket scientists and astronauts called for an end to junk climate science at the agency.  They were ignored, because climate junk science brings huge amounts of money into the agency.

NASA Global Warming Stance Blasted By 49 Astronauts, Scientists Who Once Worked At Agency

March 28, 2012

The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.
NASA Administrator
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

Dear Charlie,

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.

As former NASA employees, we feel that NASA’s advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate. We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.

For additional information regarding the science behind our concern, we recommend that you contact Harrison Schmitt or Walter Cunningham, or others they can recommend to you.

Thank you for considering this request.


(Attached signatures)

CC: Mr. John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for Science

CC: Ass Mr. Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center

Ref: Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, dated 3-26-12, regarding a request for NASA to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims that human produced CO2 is having a catastrophic impact on climate change.

/s/ Jack Barneburg, Jack – JSC, Space Shuttle Structures, Engineering Directorate, 34 years

/s/ Larry Bell – JSC, Mgr. Crew Systems Div., Engineering Directorate, 32 years

/s/ Dr. Donald Bogard – JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 41 years

/s/ Jerry C. Bostick – JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 23 years

/s/ Dr. Phillip K. Chapman – JSC, Scientist – astronaut, 5 years

/s/ Michael F. Collins, JSC, Chief, Flight Design and Dynamics Division, MOD, 41 years

/s/ Dr. Kenneth Cox – JSC, Chief Flight Dynamics Div., Engr. Directorate, 40 years

/s/ Walter Cunningham – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 7, 8 years

/s/ Dr. Donald M. Curry – JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Leading Edge, Thermal Protection Sys., Engr. Dir., 44 years

/s/ Leroy Day – Hdq. Deputy Director, Space Shuttle Program, 19 years

/s/ Dr. Henry P. Decell, Jr. – JSC, Chief, Theory & Analysis Office, 5 years

/s/Charles F. Deiterich – JSC, Mgr., Flight Operations Integration, MOD, 30 years

/s/ Dr. Harold Doiron – JSC, Chairman, Shuttle Pogo Prevention Panel, 16 years

/s/ Charles Duke – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 16, 10 years

/s/ Anita Gale

/s/ Grace Germany – JSC, Program Analyst, 35 years

/s/ Ed Gibson – JSC, Astronaut Skylab 4, 14 years

/s/ Richard Gordon – JSC, Astronaut, Gemini Xi, Apollo 12, 9 years

/s/ Gerald C. Griffin – JSC, Apollo Flight Director, and Director of Johnson Space Center, 22 years

/s/ Thomas M. Grubbs – JSC, Chief, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch, 31 years

/s/ Thomas J. Harmon

/s/ David W. Heath – JSC, Reentry Specialist, MOD, 30 years

/s/ Miguel A. Hernandez, Jr. – JSC, Flight crew training and operations, 3 years

/s/ James R. Roundtree – JSC Branch Chief, 26 years

/s/ Enoch Jones – JSC, Mgr. SE&I, Shuttle Program Office, 26 years

/s/ Dr. Joseph Kerwin – JSC, Astronaut, Skylab 2, Director of Space and Life Sciences, 22 years

/s/ Jack Knight – JSC, Chief, Advanced Operations and Development Division, MOD, 40 years

/s/ Dr. Christopher C. Kraft – JSC, Apollo Flight Director and Director of Johnson Space Center, 24 years

/s/ Paul C. Kramer – JSC, Ass.t for Planning Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Div., Egr. Dir., 34 years

/s/ Alex (Skip) Larsen

/s/ Dr. Lubert Leger – JSC, Ass’t. Chief Materials Division, Engr. Directorate, 30 years

/s/ Dr. Humbolt C. Mandell – JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Program Control and Advance Programs, 40 years

/s/ Donald K. McCutchen – JSC, Project Engineer – Space Shuttle and ISS Program Offices, 33 years

/s/ Thomas L. (Tom) Moser – Hdq. Dep. Assoc. Admin. & Director, Space Station Program, 28 years

/s/ Dr. George Mueller – Hdq., Assoc. Adm., Office of Space Flight, 6 years

/s/ Tom Ohesorge

/s/ James Peacock – JSC, Apollo and Shuttle Program Office, 21 years

/s/ Richard McFarland – JSC, Mgr. Motion Simulators, 28 years

/s/ Joseph E. Rogers – JSC, Chief, Structures and Dynamics Branch, Engr. Directorate,40 years

/s/ Bernard J. Rosenbaum – JSC, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Power Division, Engr. Dir., 48 years

/s/ Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt – JSC, Astronaut Apollo 17, 10 years

/s/ Gerard C. Shows – JSC, Asst. Manager, Quality Assurance, 30 years

/s/ Kenneth Suit – JSC, Ass’t Mgr., Systems Integration, Space Shuttle, 37 years

/s/ Robert F. Thompson – JSC, Program Manager, Space Shuttle, 44 years/s/ Frank Van Renesselaer – Hdq., Mgr. Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, 15 years

/s/ Dr. James Visentine – JSC Materials Branch, Engineering Directorate, 30 years

/s/ Manfred (Dutch) von Ehrenfried – JSC, Flight Controller; Mercury, Gemini & Apollo, MOD, 10 years

/s/ George Weisskopf – JSC, Avionics Systems Division, Engineering Dir., 40 years

/s/ Al Worden – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 15, 9 years

/s/ Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller – JSC, Meteorologist, 5 years

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12 Responses to Five Years Since NASA’s Finest Called For An End To Junk Climate Science

  1. Tom says:

    Thanks Tony,

    My uncle is a signatory of that letter. A much smarter and capable scientist and engineer than Mann and crowd can ever be.


    • Henk van der Wilt says:

      We love hearing those kinds of responses Tom. Appreciate your feedback. And yes your uncle us by far the superior to a lying and cheating Mann.

  2. John of Cloverdale WA says:

    I am proud Australian NASA Astronaut Dr. Philip Chapman (Geophysicist) is on the list of signatories.

  3. Extreme Hiatus says:

    The signatories are from the part of NASA that actually did and does things – very difficult things that must be based in reality. They did rocket science.

    They must truly gag when they see what is being done to the agency’s reputation with the new political cash-sucking Climatute side. Doesn’t appear to matter if those predictions fail to launch, blow up or veer off course. Not rocket science, just modern Lysenkoism and political extortion based fake data and GIGO models.

    • gallopingcamel says:

      When you abolish NASA/GISS, NOAA/GHCN and a bunch of other Climatutes you are told that the money saved is insignificant.

      Shuttering “Palaces of Junk Science” is not about saving research dollars……it is about undoing the harm they have done pushing the “Carbon Mitigation” scam that has already wasted trillions of dollars.

      • menicholas says:

        They should be forced to give public service announcements telling everyone that they were wrong and there is nothing to worry about, it was all baseless.
        This might be offered to them as part of a plea deal for some small amount of leniency regarding their prison sentences.

    • arn says:

      Well,that’s what has always been the problem.

      Those who do real things and real work
      and the bludgers that don’t.
      Instead of working these guys unite.

      The real problem is that criminals(be it mafia,pedophilels or pathological good doers and modern climate scientist)
      are self organising and develop strategies to continue their “lifestyle”
      and what agenda they stand for and pretend to be good.

  4. gallopingcamel says:

    It burned me up when NASA laid off thousands of my friends and neighbors while leaving NASA/GISS fully funded:

  5. Gerald Machnee says:

    And here is another great one:
    Paul D. Williams, Increased light, moderate, and severe clear-air turbulence in response to climate change, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (2017).

    Read more at:

    Nothing but computer simulation based on exaggerated upper warming due to CO2.

  6. GW Smith says:

    And I’m sure their letter was … round-filed.

    (“These fools want us to kill the golden calf! Hahaha!”)

  7. Billyjack says:

    NASA since Apollo is nothing more than another corrupt bureaucracy occupied by mediocre “scientists” that couldn’t get a job in the private sector. Like the educated clergy of the monarchies who provided credence to the King’s right to rule by divine providence, these clowns also provide similar credence to the religion Global Warming so that they can share in the spoils stolen by their deity the federal government.

  8. I sincerely hope some of you folks will write to the current president with a reminder about this effort, and the Petition Project before it. Some of my professors worked on the Petition Project which has kept These States from becoming ensnared in the Kyoto and Paris Capitulations.

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