"We would get the regional picture," Ramanathan said. "Now, we won't. We will only have the local picture. I am really upset."
Scientists weren't the only ones pontificating on the Glory crash, however.
Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh waded into the fray during his Friday radio show. Limbaugh said the failed Glory launch is evidence of a "regime" within NASA to suppress information about the causes of climate change.
"This is the second such crash, the second failure of a NASA satellite to make orbit to measure global warming stuff," Limbaugh said. "Now, I have a theory about this. I have a theory. Well, they can now continue the lie without having direct controvertible evidence that they are spreading a lie."
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