The pocket-liners are all aghast, the ‘climate’ is settled! No longer are the warmists needed, says the CSIRO Chief Scientist. Tim Blair, gleefully: CLIMATE ALL GONE
Queen Elizabeth and other Turnbull admirers will not be amused:
Fears that some of Australia’s most important climate research institutions will be gutted under a Turnbull government have been realised with deep job cuts for scientists to be announced to staff later today …
The cuts were flagged in November, just a week before the Paris climate summit began, with key divisions told to prepare lists of job cuts or to find new ways to raise revenue.
“Climate will be all gone, basically,” one senior scientist said before the announcement.
Makes sense. After all, if there are no climate scientists, who’s going to run the climate? By the way, it now emerges that the science isn’t settled:
The news prompted an outcry from climate scientists. “This is terrible news and threatens our ability to predict future climate and the inherent risks,” said Todd Lane, president of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. ”Climate science is not solved. Most of the uncertainty in climate projections is due to uncertainty about the ways to represent physical processes in climate models. Cutting funding in this area now doesn’t make any sense.”
But CSIRO’s boss disagrees:
The head of the CSIRO, Larry Marshall, said in a letter to staff on Thursday that the government’s science agency’s job had been “to prove climate change”.
“That question has been answered,” he told staff.
Jonova reports on the wailing at the trough: 350 climate scientists to go!
Their future is in private funding arrangements with business and Industry if they can find it. You see, for years they’ve been telling us “the science is settled”.