A few days ago the German ZDF national television late evening news presented a profile of the 2014 Starmus Festival in Tenerife, which featured distinguished Nobel prize scientists and astronauts (last September).
Hat-tip Wolfgang Neumann at facebook.com.
Example of those in attendance were Harold Kroto, Steven Hawkins, and astronauts Charlie Duke, Walter, Alexey Leonov, and Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham.
Former astronaut Walter Cunningham. Image cropped from ZDF “heute journal”.
A video of the ZDF newscast is posted here at the network’s website. The part of interest begins at the 16:10 mark where the ZDF begins its the segment on Starmus. The really interesting, and unexpected, part begins at the 18:05 mark where ZDF British Nobel prize chemist Harold Kroto comments on CO2 and climate, which follows (in part translated from the German voice-over):
Even if there is no global warming, it is still in the interest of humanity to find an alternative to fossil fuels. As a chemist I’m telling you that it is almost criminal to burn them.”
But former astronaut Charles Duke doesn’t buy Kroto’s view:
A single volcano emits more climate gases into the atmosphere than man does. I don’t think we are responsible for the global warming.”
And neither does astronaut Walter Cunningham buy into the global warming theory:
Those who are sounding the alarms have corrected their claims multiple times. It is one of the greatest scientific fiascos of all time.”