The “climate change” Kool Aid drinkers, along with the Kool Aid manufacturer, Al Gore, are feverishly trying to portray global warming skeptics as “deniers” — and they use that word on purpose, so as to try and prove that those who think Al Gore is full of crap are as crazy as people who deny the Holocaust.
But the trick isn’t working… certainly not on a couple of accomplished individuals:
Washington, DC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ At a House global warming hearing on Capitol Hill on April 24, 2009, former Vice President Al Gore once again compared skeptics of man-made climate fears to Ã¢â‚¬Å“people who still believe that the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.” Gore appears ignorant that his several years old analogy has been refuted by two of NASA’s moonwalkers themselves — Moonwalker and Award-Winning NASA Astronaut/Geologist Jack Schmitt — who recently declared he was a global warming skeptic and now, Award-Winning NASA Astronaut and Moonwalker Dr. Buzz Aldrin.
NASA’s Dr. Aldrin — who earned a Doctorate of Science in Astronautics at MIT — declared he was skeptical of man-made climate fears in a July 3, 2009 UK Telegraph interview.
“I think the climate has been changing for billions of years,” Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, said. On July 20, 1969, Aldrin and astronaut Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on the Moon. According to his bio, “Aldrin has received three U.S. patents for his schematics of a modular space station, Starbooster reusable rockets, and multi-crew modules for space flight.” Aldrin was also decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest American peacetime award and he has received numerous distinguished awards and medals from 23 other countries.
I’ll put Aldrin’s resume up against Gore’s any day of the week when it comes to issues of science. Hell, I’ll put my resume up against Gore’s any day of the week when it comes to science.
In a somewhat related story, if you haven’t seen it, I suggest reading Buzz Aldrin’s recent piece in Popular Mechanics, “US Space Policy on the Wrong Track.” It really highlights the difference between bureaucratic “in a vacuum” idiocy that got us where we are today vs. the dynamic, private-sector, goal-oriented reasoning that would get us out of the mess.