Posted 3 years ago on May 13, 2015, 4:50 p.m. EST by factsrfun
from Phoenix, AZ
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"Honestly, when it comes to getting the science of climate change right, who are you going to believe? A radio talk show host or NASA? The angry denialists in the comments section of this blog or NASA? The politician who says, "Well, I am not a scientist" or the scientists at NASA?
The answer is pretty clear.
That's why, if your goal is denying the climate science NASA has been doggedly revealing for decades, you have a real problem. You must convince Americans that either (a) NASA is lying or (b) NASA has gotten the answer wrong. Both are going to be a hard sell.
Given that we all can see much of what NASA accomplishes in other arenas with our own own eyes, it's hard to imagine why the space agency would have taken to only lying about climate change. And, as for NASA and the idea of getting the answer wrong, there are just two words you have to remember: Sky Crane. If NASA can land a mini-van-sized rover on Mars by lowering it onto the surface via a rocket-powered tether line, getting the answers right must be in the agency's DNA.
So, now you can see the embarrassing state of affairs in which climate denialists find themselves. NASA is our best-known force for scientific and technical understanding. But that same NASA is telling the world that climate change is very real and needs to be taken very seriously. Superman has spoken. In response, the only thing folks in the climate denial business can come up with is to gag Superman."