NASA chief takes heat for unPC words about global warmong
NASA administrator Michael Griffin has apologized to agency scientists and engineers for expressing an unpopular personal opinion regarding global warming during a recent radio interview.
"Unfortunately, this is an issue which has become far more political than technical, and it would have been well for me to have stayed out," Griffin said.
"All I can really do is apologize to all you guys. I feel badly that I caused this amount of controversy over something like this."
His statement indicates that Mr. Griffin, who has six college degrees in the sciences, does not fully grasp the threat climate change poses to mankind or, worse, that he has adopted a "what, me worry?" attitude.
The pronouncement, with its anti-intellectual and apocalyptic connotations, prompted open-mouthed disbelief from scientists, including one of his NASA colleagues.