Resignation of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin sign now

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a great record of impressive technical successes and important scientific contributions.

It also bears particular responsibilities as world's largest civilian space agency and a significant consumer of both funding and tangible resources.

NASA must be led with scientific integrity and intelligence.

National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. reports that NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has said, on the record in an NPR interview aired Thursday, May 31, 2007, that while he accepts that the climate of Earth is in fact warming, he disputes the idea that this global warming is necessarily a bad thing.

In the NPR interview, Griffin says it is arrogant for any particular humans to determine for other humans that the current climate is superior to some subsequent climate which might be much warmer.

To frame the climate crisis as Griffin does, as an issue of choice among humans and no more, displays a titanic extreme of arrogance.

For the head of a globally-significant scientific agency to display such devastating ignorance - or such overwhelming politicization - on the outstanding scientific issue of our generation is simply unacceptable.

This is not just a matter of misspeaking in casual remarks, or of poor judgement by a high official. As previously reported, under Michael Griffin (and the Bush administration), NASA has deliberately lowered the priority of crucial earth monitoring satellite missions, in favor of pork-barrel show-treks off-planet.

As the world's pre-eminent scientific satellite operator, NASA has a vital role to play in the global monitoring, analysis, and response to the climate crisis. While personed space exploration may be an inspiring technical challenge and an exciting human prospect, in this time of documented global crisis, the needs of planet Earth itself must be our highest priority.

We join our names together to petition for the immediate resignation of Michael Griffin from the position of NASA Administrator, and in calling for a prompt redirection of NASA priorities toward the vital space-science needs of a planet spinning into unprecedented crisis.

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  • 19 December 2015150. Calin M
    City, State, Country Calgary, Alberta, Canada I bet all the above Administrations are at fault.
  • 11 December 2015149. Keith B
    City, State, Country Madison, WI 53711 Please restore the NASA as an institution of scientific discovery that we can all be proud of again.
  • 04 December 2015148. Kathleen Mf
    City, State, Country Littleton, NH You are undermining the chances of survival of our species, most especially the poorest among us.
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    City, State, Country AZ Scientific evidence clearly indicates the impact the industrial revolution is having on the earth's atmosphere. Every major science organization in our country has a published statement in agreement with this fact. It is our duty
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    City, State, Country Phoenix, AZ 85044 Cleaner Environment Means Cleaning House, ... Michael Griffen is responsible for invalid and unscientific statements that create a false state of importance on Global Warming
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  • 23 November 2014134. Michael L
    City, State, Country mason, ohio united states of america i believe in space exploration and the money spent on these programs. i do think that global warming is a serious problem and can not be ignored.
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    City, State, Country Texas I am appauled by him. He MUST go!!
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U.S. President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress


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