Can’t help chuckling as the chickens come home to roost for the nattering nabobs of climate correctness.
They’ve been telling everybody for over a decade that “the science is settled,” “there is no debate”: Human emissions of CO2 are driving catastrophic global warming and we must, absolutely must, drastically curtail emissions to save humanity and even planet Earth itself!
Well, if that’s so, why continue spending $Billions on research related to that settled question? I mean, we’re not spending $Billions on research into whether there’s such a thing as gravity, are we? Or whether we should remove hydrogen from the Periodic Table?
It seems at least some government budgeteers are putting 2 and 2 together and figuring that 2+2=0 employed CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) researchers. Well, not quite, but getting there. If CAGW science is settled, and there’s no need to spend $Billions studying what’s settled, then there’s no need to spend $Billions studying CAGW—and therefore no need to employ all those scientists who have been handsomely paid for doing the research that succeeded in settling the question and hence making themselves redundant.
So, the Australian CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has announced that it will lay off up to 350 climate researchers over the next few years, saving about $90 million.
All of a sudden those researchers are singing a different tune! The science isn’t really settled after all! “No! No! There’s so much at stake! So much more money to be made learned!”
Can somebody find me my violin?
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