[FPSPACE] Climate Alarm Denial to benefit NASA?

Paolo Ulivi pao.ulivi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 15:08:00 EST 2011

it is a myth that there is no scientific consensus that global warning is
this famous letter to Science is the last word on the subject (from my point
of view)

"there is nothing remotely identified in the recent events that changes the
fundamental conclusions about climate change:


(ii) Most of the increase in the concentration of these gases over the last
century is due to human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels
and deforestation.

(iii) Natural causes always play a role in changing Earth's climate, but are
now being overwhelmed by human-induced changes."

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Jens Kieffer-Olsen <dstdba at post4.tele.dk>wrote:

> Hi John,
> I'm not a lawyer by any means, but when you emphasize the paragraph
> (1) The expansion of human knowledge of the Earth and of phenomena in
> the atmosphere and space;
> in the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, I wonder if you have
> considered why so many seem to naïvely focus entirely on the atmosphere
> to the exclusion of space?
> There is strong evidence that the climate of Earth is determined largely
> by events in or characteristics of space.
> For one thing we seem heading for an intergalactical dust cloud which
> could in itself cause considerable glaciation. It takes only the dust
> density to increase by one magnitude to push the heliosphere sunwards
> as far as the orbit of Jupiter:
> http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/the-galactic-environment-of-the
> -sun/5
> Maybe NASA probes ought to investigate these matters in order to save us
> from wasting billions on reducing global warming, when we really ought to
> facilitate planetary warming? To enable us to dodge a sudden ice age!
> What's more, the regular glacial cycle has been shown to depend very much
> on the 41,000 years obliquity cycle of Earth:
> https://darchive.mblwhoilibrary.org/bitstream/handle/1912/555/ObliquityPacing.p
> df
> Applying a bit of math points to us being well into the first half
> of September, if we map the glaciation cycle to our Northern seasonal
> cycle. And in less than 3,000 years we shall write October - brrrr.
> Therefore our present slight warming is just akin to an Indian Summer,
> that is something we should enjoy rather than fight.
> And therefore I hope Congressman Posey and his collegaues will succeed
> in their NASA budget refocusing endeavour.
> --
> Jens Kieffer-Olsen
> Slagelse, Denmark
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: John Charles [mailto:jbcharle at gmail.com]
> Sendt: 13. februar 2011 19:10
> Til: Jens Kieffer-Olsen
> Cc: fpspace at friends-partners.org
> Emne: Re: [FPSPACE] Climate Alarm Denial to benefit NASA?
> Jens,
> According to the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as
> amended (see for yourself at
> www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/amendact.htm--extracted below, for your
> convenience), NASA seems to have been directed by law to be more
> concerned with knowledge of the Earth, the atmosphere and space [#1 in
> the list below] -- logically including climate change or "global
> warming" -- than any competitive edge in space [#5 in the list below]
> -- although, if humans are included as living organisms, then that
> gets bumped up a couple of notches [#3 in the list below].
> John Charles
> Houston, Texas
> ...National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended...
> (d) The aeronautical and space activities of the United States shall
> be conducted so as to contribute materially to one or more of the
> following objectives:
> (1) The expansion of human knowledge of the Earth and of phenomena in
> the atmosphere and space;
> (2) The improvement of the usefulness, performance, speed, safety, and
> efficiency of aeronautical and space vehicles;
> (3) The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying
> instruments, equipment, supplies, and living organisms through space;
> (4) The establishment of long-range studies of the potential benefits
> to be gained from, the opportunities for, and the problems involved in
> the utilization of aeronautical and space activities for peaceful and
> scientific purposes;
> (5) The preservation of the role of the United States as a leader in
> aeronautical and space science and technology and in the application
> thereof to the conduct of peaceful activities within and outside the
> atmosphere;
> (6) The making available to agencies directly concerned with national
> defense of discoveries that have military value or significance, and
> the furnishing by such agencies, to the civilian agency established to
> direct and control nonmilitary aeronautical and space activities, of
> information as to discoveries which have value or significance to that
> agency;
> (7) Cooperation by the United States with other nations and groups of
> nations in work done pursuant to this Act and in the peaceful
> application of the results thereof; and
> (8) The most effective utilization of the scientific and engineering
> resources of the United States, with close cooperation among all
> interested agencies of the United States in order to avoid unnecessary
> duplication of effort, facilities, and equipment.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Jens Kieffer-Olsen
> <dstdba at post4.tele.dk> wrote:
> > http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32693
> >
> > Said Representative Bill Posey (R-FL): "NASA's primary purpose is human
> > space exploration and directing NASA funds to study global warming
> undermines
> our ability to maintain our competitive edge in human space flight."
> >
> > I can only concur with Congressman Posey.
> >
> > Jens Kieffer-Olsen
> >
> > Slagelse, Denmark
> --
> John Charles
> Houston, Texas
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