Climate Change Research Axed in Australia
May 16, 2014
“The funding for all government programs related to climate change is set to shrink at an alarming rate, going from $5.75 billion this year to a scant $500 million in the next four years. Additionally, the Emissions Reduction Fund which is meant to help lower greenhouse gas emissions in Australia is going to be reduced to only $1.14 billion. This was devastating news after Environment Minister Greg Hunt had gone on record promising to provide $2.55 billion to fund the program. Nevertheless, it is not only climate change programs that are feeling the pinch of the Abbott budget. The Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, will have $111 million worth of funding slashed over the next four years, which will affect an uncertain number of programs and a loss of tenth of the CSIRO workforce.”
Editor’s Comment: From 97% Consensus to 86% BUDGET CUTS the Green tyrants in Australia are getting hit hard and that needs to happen everywhere and especially here in the USA. The 97% consensus is under fire for bad science. John Cook, the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland authored the 97% report. Trying to defend his science he stated, on his website,
“Let’s say that some scientists are working on extreme weather in Japanese cities, and they say that the number of hot days are changing, and that they are interested in looking at what are the ‘probable changes’ in future due to ‘predicted global warming due to an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases’.
We reckoned that scientists like this were implying that man-made global warming is real when they wrote that they expect future warming from greenhouse gases to have an impact.”