CSIRO Boss Attacks “Religious” Fervor Of “Powerful” Global Warming LobbyPosted: February 11, 2016
Yes the global warming movement has become a religion fed by activism and lots and lots of other people’s (taxpayers) money….
For too long, so many of our most revered scientific and learning institutions have become the breeding grounds for the great global warming scare – cultivated by ideology and activism, and nourished by an unlimited diet of unregulated taxpayer billions.
With environmentalists and eco-activists in control of our institutions, like CSIRO, a culture of one-way science has been allowed to flourish through the forces of ‘monopolistic funding’, whereby government money is directed into “man-made” global warming research, whilst studies and funding into “natural” climate change are non-existent.
This oneway flow of money ultimately skews and distorts the science that is output.
Joanne Nova notes, a “lack of funding for alternatives leaves a vacuum and creates a systemic failure. The force of monopolistic funding works like a ratchet mechanism on science. Results can move in both directions, but the funding means that only results from one side of the equation get “traction.”
The systemic failure self-perpetuates :
* Where’s the motivation in proving anthropogenic global warming wrong? * How serious are they about getting the data right? Or are they only serious about getting the “right” data? * “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair, 1935
The oneway flow of government funding leads not only to an unhealthy distortion of science, but also to an unhealthy bias in the scientific and media reporting we receive on climate change.
Climate money: Monopoly science « JoNova (Judith Curry IPCC Update)
By Andrew Bolt ~
The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia’s peak science and research organisation, and is funded mainly from the public purse. Recently, it was announced that the organisation will be cutting up to 350 scientists from its workforce. These scientists will not be laid off completely, as most will be relocated from research into climate change/global warming measurements into the implementation of measures to combat climate change/global warming. This has created a lot of media ‘chatter’ about how the emphasis may be taken away from the investigation into climate change…..TonyfromOz.
An important truth dawns on CSIRO chief Larry Marshall after staff and activists revolt against his planned switch from researching global warming to figuring out how to cope with it:
“I guess I had the realisation that the climate lobby is perhaps more powerful than the energy lobby was back in the ‘70s…
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