While most of Schmidt's disagreements dealt with how best for man to explore Mars, the subject of man made climate change or glo-bull warming, was listed in his reasons for leaving.
TPS Statement * accelerating research into global climate change through more comprehensive Earth observations
---As a geologist, I love Earth observations. But, it is ridiculous to tie this objective to a "consensus" that humans are causing global warming in when human experience, geologic data and history, and current cooling can argue otherwise. "Consensus", as many have said, merely represents the absence of definitive science. You know as well as I, the "global warming scare" is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision making. It has no place in the Society's activities.
Now here's a scientist who sees through the "bull" in glo-bull warming.