Category Archives: Government funding of science

Climate Change is sucking funding away from biodiversity

From the “let’s include climate change is all our work so we’ll keep getting funded” department, comes this admission in the form of a press release from The University of Kent. Overshadowed by climate change Kent research suggests that recent … Continue reading

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In PNAS, a surprising letter: ‘Systemic Addiction to Research Funding’

President Eisenhower warned of this. In the world of climate science, we have come to know this simple equation as demonstrated by some of the most zealous proponents of climate change: No Alarm =  No Funding + No Glory Dr. … Continue reading

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National Association of Scholars: ‘much of the U.S.-sponsored research behind the “scientific consensus” on global warming may be less rigorous than its advocates would have the public believe’

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science Peter Wood, Rachelle DeJong. National Association of Scholars How reliable are the scientific findings on which the Environmental Protection Agency bases its proposed regulations?   According to a new research report, many of the findings … Continue reading

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How global warming research is like pot research

While pro-warming political pundits like to demonize climate skeptic research by comparing it to that of tobacco company research and marketing, it seems there is a parallel between the story of global warming and marijuana demonization. This story is about … Continue reading

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Extreme irony – EPA rules shut down the mother of all weather conspiracy theories

This just in: Nutballs despressed worldwide, no more harping about HAARP controlling the weather or climate? From the American Radio Relay League: The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) — a subject of fascination for many hams and the … Continue reading

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Duplicate science: ‘funding agencies may have awarded millions and possibly billions of dollars to scientists’ for duplicate studies

From the: …comes this press release that makes me wonder why the University of Virginia spent close to a half million dollars trying to keep Dr. Michael Mann’s emails out of an FOIA request and lawsuit by the State attorney … Continue reading

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