RIP Walter Cunningham
CO2 Coalition member, astronaut, physicist and climate warrior Walter Cunningham passed away on January 3rd at age 90.

Mr. Cunningham is perhaps best known as America’s second civ­ilian Astro­naut. During eight years with NASA, he contributed to the design, develop­ment and testing of all the major operating systems of the Apollo spacecraft.

In 1968, he orbited the earth 163 times as the pilot of Apollo 7--the first manned flight of the Apollo Pro­gram to land a man on the Moon.

Apollo 7 is still the longest, most ambitious and most successful first flight of any manned vehicle. Following the Apollo 7 mission, he became Chief of the Skylab branch of the Astro­naut Office.
Statement by CO2 Coalition Chairman Will Happer on the passing of our colleague Walt:

Walt Cunningham was a brave man, a fighter pilot, an astronaut, and an entrepreneur. With advanced degrees in physics from UCLA, he had a deep quantitative understanding of the risks and benefits of the high-tech world in which he was such a prominent figure. He steadfastly rejected the climate alarmism that has become so fashionable in elite society. He knew it was scientific nonsense and that many policy responses to this nonexistent threat would do great harm. He has left "footprints on the sands of time."
Quote of the Week
NASA should be at the forefront in the collection of scientific evidence and debunking the current hysteria over human-caused or Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Unfortunately, it is becoming just another agency caught up in the politics of global warming or, worse, politicized science.

-- Walter Cunningham
CO2 Coalition
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Gregory Wrightstone
Executive Director
CO2 Coalition