Harrison Schmitt Bails on New Mexico Energy Post

Thu, 2011-02-10 19:57Richard Littlemore
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Harrison Schmitt Bails on New Mexico Energy Post

Ex-astronaut and current climate change denier Harrison Schmitt has withdrawn as the potential New Mexican cabinet secretary for the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

Schmitt, whose climate inaccuracies (and his refusal to correct obvious errors) have landed him in a pack of trouble of late, may have been telling the truth about his reasons for withdrawing. Or not.

Either way, Schmitt and his Heartland Institute fellow travellers are likely to think twice before again challenging someone with the credibility of Sandia National Laboratories physicist Dr. Mark Boslough, the scientist who revealed Schmitt’s most egregious recent false statement about climate change.

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It just boggles my mind that anyone who purports to care about the planet would put down any project or research that is working to save it. Just this week, developers of a new carbon sequestration project in Wyoming announce they will begin operations next year. So who’s dreaming now? Veterinary Jobs

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