by Janet Ritz
Um... Okay, so Michael Griffin held a closed door meeting (leaked to the AP - somebody's still pissed) with a few (really irate) NASA scientists regarding his recent global warming minimizing comments, and said this:
NASA administrator Michael Griffin said in the closed-door meeting Monday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena that "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 of it."
"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," he said.
All well and good, except for when you get to this part:
Griffin told JPL workers he tried to separate his opinions during the NPR interview, but that it got "lost in the shuffle."
So, what is NASA Chief Administrator Griffin's opinion?
Michael Griffin NASA Administrator has told America's National Public Radio that while he has no doubt a trend of global warming exists "I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.
Not sure a problem that NASA must wrestle with.
Gee, does that explain what what was behind the cuts reported last (insert exploding head) diary?
Oh, yeah, that's right, one of NASA's job's is to gather climate data.
Griffin went on to say:
"Doing media interviews is an art. Their goal is usually to generate controversy because it sells interviews and papers, and my goal is usually to avoid controversy,"
Heckofajob on the avoiding that controversy thing...
The link to the MSNBC article is here.
To the Space Daily article on Griffin's original remarks.