NASA's Michael Griffin Knocks Bush Off the Global Warming Bandwagon

1 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>NASA's Michael Griffin Knocks Bush Off the Global Warming Bandwagon</h1><p>JUNE 1, 2007 (LPAC)--Yesterday, the same day that President George Bush jumped on the global warming bandwagon, saying that he would urge the head of states of the Group of 8 to join a new global framework for fighting climate change after the Kyoto Protocol lapses in 2012, NASA administrator Michael Griffin, a Bush appointee, told National Public Radio (NPR): "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem [global warming] we must wrestle with."</p><p>Griffin explained that it was "NASA's responsibility to collect, analyze and release information, but it is not NASA's mission to make policy regarding possible climate change mitigation strategies," he added. "I'm aware that global warming exists, but whether that is a long term concern or not, I can't say."</p><p>White House science adviser Jack Marburger tried to dismiss Griffin's view, insisting the NASA administrator was joking. "He's got a very wry sense of humor and is very outspoken," he said.</p></div></body>