Environment

NASA's Michael Brown?

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyFeb 8, 2006 9:33 AM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

Andy Revkin is confirming a report, which originated on a blog, that NASA's now-notorious George Deutsch did not actually graduate from Texas A & M (as his resume had asserted). Revkin's also reporting that Deutsch has resigned from NASA. Ouch. In a way, I feel sorry for Deutsch. I mean, who on earth put him in this situation? A presidential appointee, involved in controlling what scientists are saying? Clearly, James Hansen is right to observe that the issue is bigger than Deutsch. As he puts it in Revkin's story: "He's only a bit player...the problem is much broader and much deeper and it goes across agencies. That's what I'm really concerned about."

I must also add just how fitting it is that all this comes out just as Bush is trying to sell himself as the "science" president. Yeah, I feel kinda bad for George Deutsch. But at the same time, I'm trying to repress a snicker.

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

1 free articleSubscribe
Discover Magazine Logo
Want more?

Keep reading for as low as $1.99!

Subscribe

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2022 Kalmbach Media Co.