[Harrison]Schmitt resigned after the group[the Planetary Society] blamed global warming on human activity. In his resignation letter, the 74-year-old geologist argued that the "global warming scare is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision making."He was an Astronaut who walked on the moon, a former U.S. Senator who served New Mexico and he is a working 74-year-old geologist who has resigned his membership from The Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to space exploration because of the Society’s politically correct stance on Anthropogenic Global Warming. (see story)
You see Harrison Schmitt is a man of many, many accomplishments yet his most notable to date may very well be his refusal to go along with the politically correct views of Global warming. When the Planetary Society announced that their official stance was a support for the theory of man-made global warming Dr. Schmitt resigned his membership.
Former Sen. Schmitt says that Global warming is a political tool with which government is attempting to exert control over people. Schmitt has also stated that he has seen too many of his colleagues lose grant funding when they haven’t gone along with the so-called political consensus that we’re in a human-caused global warming."
According to Boston Herald.com Schmitt said historical documents indicate average temperatures have risen by 1 degree per century since around 1400 A.D., and the rise in carbon dioxide is because of the temperature rise.
Schmitt also said geological evidence indicates changes in sea level have been going on for thousands of years. He said smaller changes are related to changes in the elevation of land masses — for example, the Great Lakes are rising because the earth’s crust is rebounding from being depressed by glaciers.
Schmitt has a science degree from the California Institute of Technology. He also studied geology at the University of Oslo in Norway and took a doctorate in geology from Harvard University in 1964.
In 1972, he was one of the last men to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission.