Posted by: bj | July 8, 2014

Apollo Astronaut – Walter Cunningham: “Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science”

July 2, 2014:  Posted by Craig Bannister

Apollo Astronaut – Walter Cunningham: “Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science”:

Both carbon dioxide and temperature are simultaneously at one of the lowest levels in at least the last 600-800 million years.  That is, CO 2 of  4 parts per 10,000, or 2,000 % lower than when an alarm sounds on a modern submarine.  That 4 parts per 10,000 is the life blood or oxygen for all plant life on earth.  If it was reduced, all plant  life on earth would be threatened.

Climate alarmism is “the biggest fraud in the field of science” and the 97% consensus claim is nonsensical, says Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham.

“Since about 2000, I looked farther and deeper into it,” Col. Cunningham (USMC, Ret.) in an exclusive interview. “I found that not one of the claims that the alarmists were making out there had any bearings, whatsoever. So, it was kind of a no-brainer to come to that conclusion.”

Cunningham rejects the notion of man-made climate, not only as fact – but also as even qualifying as an actual “theory”.

“In the media, it is being called a theory, when it is a hypothesis. Obviously, they don’t know the definition of a theory”.

“If we go back to the warmist hypothesis – not a theory, but, a hypothesis – they’ve been saying from the very beginning that carbon dioxide levels are abnormally high, that higher levels of carbon dioxide are bad for humans, and they thought warmer temperatures are bad for our world. They thought we were able to override natural forces to control the earth’s temperature. So, as I’ve looked into those statements, the problem that I’ve found, because I didn’t find any of those to be correct – they certainly were not a theory, it was just their guess at what they wanted to see in the data they were looking at.”

Cunningham urges Americans to look at the data and decide for themselves, instead of taking anyone else’s word for it:

“You go out and take a look at it and you find out that a lot of it is pure nonsense and wishful thinking on the part of the alarmists who are looking for more and more money to fall into their hands.”

“Don’t believe it just because your professor said it. You gotta go take a look at it. Go back and look at the history of temperature and carbon dioxide, and you look at the value of carbon dioxide, and how beneficial it is today.”

Astronaut Walter Cunningham in the Apollo era.

Cunningham notes that, while climate alarmists are concerned that the atmosphere currently contains 400 parts per million of CO2, that’s only a tenth of the level his spacecraft had to reach before causing concern. In his Apollo craft, an alarm would go off when CO2 reached 4,000 parts per million and, in today’s space shuttle, the trigger is 5,000. And, in submarines where crewmen may be on three-month missions, CO2 has to reach 8,000 parts per million before the alarm is activated.

“In one area after another, we find these people overly concerned about, one, the danger they’re trying to push on us and, secondly, the claim that we can somehow or other control the earth’s temperature by affecting it,” Cunningham says.

“I can’t say we don’t have any impact, at all, but it’d be so miniscule and so tiny, that it wouldn’t be worth any effort.”

So, what does dictate the Earth’s temperature? Cunningham says it’s well-established that “principle controllers” are natural forces like sun, ocean temperature, and even volcanic activity.

Thus, he calls climate alarmism “the biggest fraud in the field of science”:

“The case is, to me, really, it’s laughable to find somebody who claims to be a serious scientist – that would buy into this. So, I would really question anybody who claims to be a scientist doing this – so, what they do is try to control the nomenclature.”

“To me, it’s laughable, it’s the biggest fraud in the field of science, certainly in my lifetime, maybe the biggest one in centuries.”

“If you go back and you look at the data that has been well-documented over the years, you can look and see, for example, that right now both carbon dioxide and temperature are simultaneously at one of the lowest levels in at least the last 600-800 million years. The last time they were both together, at this low a level more or less, was 300 million years ago. If you go back go back about 500-600 million years, carbon dioxide was 15 times higher than what it is now. So, what I’m getting at is this, the history shows you that most of this is just plain nonsensical today.”

“And, the amazing thing to people like me… is that there are people that believe the nonsense they’re being fed.”

The media are largely to blame for public misconceptions – not because they’re intentionally misleading the public, but because they “just don’t want to go to the time and trouble to find out.” “If they do go into it and look at it for themselves, they become a lot more neutral in their presentation,” he says.

Worst of all, Cunningham says, media are promoting the “nonsensical” claim that there’s scientific consensus accepting the hypothesis of man-made climate:

“When they’re out propagating this outright lie that 97% of scientists believe we’re controlling the temperature – I mean, that’s the most nonsensical, stupid number in the world – and all they have to do is do a little research on Google – I’m not going to do it for them – go in there and take a look. You find out that is a ridiculous statement that people are making — and even the president makes a statement like that.”

“If you run a totally anonymous survey of real scientists involved in this field, I would almost guarantee you that you going to have a majority that are not going to agree with the alarmists.”

“I can only tell you that, even back in the days of Apollo, we didn’t have to face this kind of nonsense,”



  1. Wow…800 million years! That’s a long time!

    I absolutely agree with doing the research yourself. True, CO2 levels have been higher, but not since our species walked the earth. Also, The last time CO2 levels were this high, the oceans were 100 feet higher.

    Also – who is saying that 400ppm CO2 levels are directly harmful to humans? I cannot find any reputable source that is saying this. I guess this is part of the smoke & mirrors…set up a false accusation and then deny it.

    Do you ever wonder why the climate argument is split down political lines? This is one of those “follow the money” situations. Many people who don’t believe in climate change say that it’s all ginned up to get research grants. Here’s some research to do…add up all scientific research grants (climate related or not) and compare it to the value of carbon-based fuels on the balance sheets of the big oil companies (the reserves that have not yet been extracted from the earth). How many years back do you think you would have to go for the research grant money to be greater than the value of oil reserves? (Hint: it’s over 800 million years!!)


  2. Democrats are in the pocket of the eiodatcun union, aka NEA, and will never vote for this program regardless of merit. They prefer ever increasing amounts of taxpayer funds be poured into the black hole of government schools.An irony here is 90% of D.C. voters vote democrat. Therefore, a logical deduction is the vast majority do not consider a good eiodatcun for their children very important.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: