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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been promoting research in recent years that hypes the idea humans fossil fuel use is causing catastrophic climate change. It turns out NASA itself does not believe the hype, a fact it is trying to hide.
A 2010 screen capture from NASA’s website (during the Obama administration) shows the agency clearly said nature, not humans, is the primary driver of climate change, but as the market tracking and analysis blog Zero Hedge points out, if a reader tries to find this page today, its URL lands one on a page at NASA stating “Access denied.” Zero Hedgeasks the question everyone should be asking, “What the Hell is NASA Hiding?”
As the screen capture clearly shows, before the page was suppressed, a reader would have found the agency said natural factors, not human activities, have and still do dominate the climate.
From the web statement:
WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY FORCINGS OF THE EARTH SYSTEM?
The sun is the primary forcing of Earth’s climate system. Sunlight warms our world. Sunlight drives atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns. … Sunlight causes convection which carries warmth and water vapor up into the sky where clouds form and bring rain. In short, the sun drives almost all of our world’s climate system and makes possible life as we know it.
… After the industrial revolution, humans introduced increasing amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and changed the surface of the landscape enough to influence climate on local and global scales.
Other important forcings of the Earth’s climate system include such “variables” as clouds, airborne particulate matter, and surface brightness. Each of these varying features of Earth’s environment has the capacity to exceed the warming influence of greenhouse gases and cause our world to cool.
Why does NASA now suppress access to this page? Nothing said there is a secret vital to national security. One wonders if NASA would now deny any of those statements about our understanding of the climate, and if it denied one of more of these statements, how would its scientists justify the change. None of the fundamental science has changed since 2010.