"I have no doubt that global — that a trend of global warming exists...I am not sure that it is fair to say that is a problem we must wrestle with."
"I guess I would ask which human beings, where and when, are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now, is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take..."
That prompted this response from NASA's top climate scientist guru:
Jerry Mahlman, a former top scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who is now at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said Griffin's remarks showed he was either "totally clueless" or "a deep anti-global warming ideologue."
James Hansen, a top NASA climate scientist, said Griffin's comments showed "arrogance and ignorance," because millions of people probably will be harmed by global warming in the future.
What's interesting about all of this is no one is responding to Griffin's point: it's really arrogant for us to believe that this time right now here is the "ideal" climate.
But never mind... Apparently that's ignorant and stupid.