Australia, the driest country on Earth, eliminates basic climate science research


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#2

Look at the dimwit Politicians running Australia, and you’ll totally understand why they deny climate science.


#3

Gosh, “moderate” conservative turns out to be willing to do more damage than “radical” conservative! At least that’s never happened before and will never happen again.


#4

Does the emu hide it’s head in the sand like the ostrich? If we ignore the climate change, it will go away. Promise. I have an expensive haircut and suit.


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#6

Cute selection but given the subject I think this song may be more fitting (audio here).


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When Malcolm Turnbull became Australia’s prime minister in September last year, replacing a pro-energy predecessor, environmentalists rejoiced. But Turnbull’s government has also emphasized science that can be easily commercialized, according to media reports.

In December, CSIRO’s management audited the atmosphere and oceans program for its commercial potential.

“We were having a hard time in demonstrating the capacity to be commercially valuable,” one CSIRO scientist said. “Not that climate science can’t demonstrate incredible economic value to society by helping to adapt and reduce damages and risks, but that’s not the kind of economics that the new CEO and the government is going after.”


#8

needs more…


#9

not only the driest but i think most thereof is at sea level…
tomorrow’s refugees ?!


#10

Once Antarctica starts melting, they can just move over there… In the meantime they can harvest those Manhattan-sized icebergs.


#11

Considering the possibility, they may want to consider behaving differently.


#12

one would think so BUT ?


#13

They aren’t shutting down the research because they deny climate change. They are shutting down research because they accept climate change as a proven fact. This information is directly beneath the title.


#14

Yeah. I was thinking this too. It seems like not even the person who wrote the title read the article


#15

So, are they running an applied research of geoengineering/climate engineering? Would be the logical answer.


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Obligatory (from 2009):


#17

Science != Change.

they are denying further science. Not denying the change which that science would indeed document.

And that information is just as clearly in the post you responded to.


#18

I sent you a box of tissues, it’s in your inbox!


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They aren’t denying any science. They’ve shifted research.

“Not that climate science can’t demonstrate incredible economic value to society by helping to adapt and reduce damages and risks, but that’s not the kind of economics that the new CEO and the government is going after.”


#20

They’ve been developing desalination for years and even running it on renewable energy. Doesn’t do them much good if the sea level rises but they have been adapting to water issues. Innovations in desalination would be great for mankind.