Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Australia Cuts 110 Climate Scientist Jobs, "The Science is settled"

Because the science is settled there is no need for more basic research, the government says.

With an ax rather than a scalpel, Australia’s federal science agency last week chopped off its climate research arm in a decision that has stunned scientists and left employees dispirited. As many as 110 out of 140 positions at the atmosphere and oceans division at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will be cut, Larry Marshall, the agency’s chief executive, told staff Friday. Another 120 positions will be cut from the land and water program. Across the agency, 350 climate staff will be moved into new roles unrelated to their specialty.

Well, if the "science is settled" as they say, then this is the logical conclusion to their argument.  When can we look forward to the same layoffs here?

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