Climate Money

The Science and Public Policy Institute has published a paper by Joanne Nova titled Climate Money. The assertion is that something like $79 billion has been spent by the government on climate change related issues and it has not received a proper audit.

Monopolistic funding creates a ratchet effect where even the most insignificant pro‐AGW* findings are reported, repeated, trumpeted and asserted, while any anti‐AGW results lie unstudied, ignored and delayed. Auditing AGW research is so underfunded that for the most part it is left to unpaid bloggers who collect donations from concerned citizens online. These auditors, often retired scientists, are providing a valuable free service to society, and yet, in return they are attacked, abused, and insulted.

In other words, there is a lot of politics in this area of research and that means that there are a lot of folks who are making a living at keeping it going. That needs a proper balance.

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