Turncoat NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot’

This is a good example of regulatory capture -- when the people being regulated win over their supervisor to their viewpoint.  It happens all the time.  He looks a bit of a Shlemiel anyway so was probably not hard to capture

Another reason why he was quickly captured probably is that he knows nothing about science.  In justifying himself, Bridenstine referred to "The Science" as having convinced him. Whenever anybody  talks vaguely about "The Science" as his justification for believing in global warming that is a sure sign that he in fact knows nothing about the issues involved.  He is just appealing to authority, which is almost always a dumb thing to do.

So it is no surprise that his only postgrad degree is an MBA, a singularly useless piece of paper.  There is no MBA science.  An MBA is just a grab bag of ideas from other disciplines and 40 Years Of Data Show The MBA Effectively Does Nothing -- It Has No Impact.  Success in business is all about handling people and you have either got that or you haven't

I have read a number of comments from skeptics about Bridenstine's poorly articulated views and their consensus is that Bridenstine wanted to be captured. He is a relatively young 42 and he wants to be accepted by the Green/Left establishment with a view to his future career when Trump has left the scene.  We have a term for that in Australia:  He is a "crawler".  To Australians, a crawler is the lowest of the low

NASA chief says he changed mind about climate change because he 'read a lot’

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he changed his mind on the existence of man-made climate change because he “read a lot.”

“I heard a lot of experts, and I read a lot,” Bridenstine told The Washington Post on Tuesday. “I came to the conclusion myself that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that we've put a lot of it into the atmosphere and therefore we have contributed to the global warming that we've seen. And we've done it in really significant ways.”

The former congressman from Oklahoma had long denied the scientific consensus on climate change and said in a 2013 speech on the House floor that "global temperatures stopped rising 10 years ago."

In May, Bridenstine first announced publicly that he now believes human activity is the main cause of climate change.

“The National Climate Assessment that includes NASA, and it includes the Department of Energy and it includes NOAA, has clearly stated it is extremely likely — is the language they use — that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming,” he said at a Senate Appropriations Committee subpanel's hearing last month.

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have not made similar pronouncements, however.



  1. what's next, are you going to complain because he doesn't accept geocentric theory either

  2. There is no "scientific consensus on climate change". Scientists never registered and voted on the validity of the AGW conjecture. But even if they had, such a consensus would have no meaning because science is not a democracy. The laws of science are not some sort of legislation. Scientific theories are not validated through a voting process.

  3. Could Mr.Bridenstine publish a list of the material that caused him to recant his prior convictions?

  4. Will Mr. Bridenstine be resigning soon?

  5. NASA sponsors a variety of work study programs so that you may continue your education after you tender your resignation.

  6. Such is the nature of the swamp. Read "CO2 Is Innocent" at https://sciencefrauds.blogspot.com and clip-copy, print, take to a Chemistry or Physics teacher for authentication of chemistry, stoichiometry and physics, do the demo-experiment for a few Dollars and see for yourself that CO2 additions to the atmosphere on the order of those expected do not raise the temperature of air and we explain why. Anthropogenic global warming is panic pushing propaganda promoting political power.

  7. So, you prefer that Mr. Brdenstine continue to deny human-caused climate change is not real? Better than he never changes his mind than to accept the ever-increasing body of data? Jeez!

  8. Can anyone show actual evidence that man's CO2 is causing serious global warming?

  9. In a nutshell - he has many more important things to do, and if his comments assuage the embedded climate crowd in the agency, he can get to work on the serious stuff!

  10. The supposed "Greenhouse Gasses" actually have a cooling effect. This can be proven very simply by looking at the data from the Cassini-Huygens probe to Saturn and Titan. At points of equal atmospheric pressure, Titan has an average temperature of 94K, and Saturn has an average temperature of 134K. Why is Saturn warmer? It has no "greenhouse gasses", while Titan has 1.5% Methane which makes its atmosphere much more efficient at shedding hest back to space. www(dot)galacticgravitywave(dot)blogspot(dot)com

  11. I'd be curious about his "reading" list.... I wonder if it includes anything surrounding the concept of how that big bright thingy in the daytime sky has a different point of view as to whether it has anything to say about climate change...?


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