NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he has “no reason to dismiss” the most recent International Panel on Climate Change report. “NASA is one agency on the planet that does more to inform the world on how the climate is changing than any other agency, and we’re going to continue to do that,” he said in an interview with the Atlantic.
He stopped short at suggesting a policy approach.
“My role is to deliver dispassionate science and allow policy makers to have these debates about it,” he said. “Look, if I start engaging in what to do about the science that we receive, then it politicizes what nasa is all about, and we don’t want to do that. All we’re going to do is study the planet and make sure that all of that data and all of that science is made available to the public.”
Bridenstine is a former Congressman from Oklahoma and earlier this year, announced his position had “evolved” on climate change.