The consequences of climate change (in our lifetimes)


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Originally posted on New Anthropocene:

Countries that accept the science… well, that rules Australia out. Apparently, climate change is “crap” in perhaps the most vulnerable country.

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  1. Sir Bernard J. Hyphen-Anonymous XVII, Lord Dingittover-Hugh

    So, 300 more jobs to go as the CSIRO, making it 700 after the 400 that were turfed out late last year. That’s 700 out of a previous staffing of 6500, or 11%…

    At this rate Adam Bandt’s claim of a 25% job loss within a year may not be too far off the mark, even though the ABC’s FactCheck pinged him for his claim at the time.

    As it stands the Abbott government has decimated the CSIRO, and it doesn’t look like stopping any time soon. Such is the hatred of these fundamentalist ideologues for the rational message of science, fact, and truth.

    Make no mistake, it doesn’t stop just with those pushed out the door. I have several friends and colleagues in CSIRO who simply wouldn’t be able to work to the standard that they did previously with the gutting that is being inflicted, and they’re now casting their eyes internationally at positions with greater resourcing, reputation, impact, and job satisfaction. And I think that this is exactly what Abbott wants – get rid of the best and brightest, because they make too much noise in Australia about that pesky climate change and environmental stuff that gets in the way of his mates making fat profits.

    After the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet censoring of public servants I’m surprised that the Black Abbott hasn’t decreed that scientists much only publish material that doesn’t conflict with corporate profits – perhaps that’s his phase II plan for completely buggering Australia as the previously Clever Country.