Too much climate research money being spent on science… AEUHHH???

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I couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying…

Very little money is actually spent on climate research
Researchers have looked at where USD 1.3 trillion in research funding is spent across the globe. Less than 5 per cent of this money has gone to climate research. Studies that examine how society can cope with the climate of the future are given a very small share of this pot.

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PUBLISHED Friday 07. February 2020

In a recent study, researchers at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the University of Sussex reviewed how much of US 1.3 trillion (NOK 11.4 trillion) in research funding is dedicated to climate research.

[…]

Climate change research received just under 4.6 per cent of the research funding allocated between 1990 and 2018, researchers found.

And while research in the natural sciences and technology received about USD 40 billion, social science and humanities research received just USD 4.6 billion during the same period.

An analysis of 1500 grants for social science research aimed at curbing climate change showed that this type of research is being awarded USD 393 million.

[…]

“The one-sided emphasis on the natural sciences leaves one wondering whether funding for climate research is managed by climate sceptics. It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

Social science should play an important role

[…]

Reference:

Øverland, I. and Sovacool, B.K: «The misallocation of climate research funding». Energy Research & Social Science (2020)

sciencenorway

This bears repeating…

“The one-sided emphasis on the natural sciences leaves one wondering whether funding for climate research is managed by climate sceptics. It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

Bare husk … Du kan ikke fikse dumt.

Clearly, in the minds of fake scientists (social sciences), we shouldn’t be spending money on natural sciences, trying to understand how climate change works… We should be giving that money to people like John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky to fund Enviromarxist propaganda…

The researchers write in their study that social science research plays an important role in understanding how climate change can be slowed.

“One of the most urgent unsolved puzzles is how to get people to act on what they know, that is to say, how to alter society to curb climate change,” they write.

sciencenorway

Obviously, it’s a waste of research money to determine if this is anomalous…

Figure 1.Tromo/Skatto, Norway annual mean temperature. (NASA/GISS)

Relative to this…

Figure 2. Arctic climate reconstruction since 1 AD (McKay & Kaufman, 2014).

Or this…

Figure 3. GISP2 temperature reconstruction since Younger Dryas glacial stadial. (Kobashi et al., 2017)

The money would be better spent on Enviromarxist propaganda, like this…

Figure 4. America Being Misled by Cook, Oreskes, Lewandowsky and Maibach

The “funny thing” is that it didn’t cost me a dime to refute everything they wrote… Oh wait, I think I did spend $10 “renting” a 1963 JGR paper.

“The misallocation of climate research funding”

The full text of the paper (Øverland & Sovacool, 2020) is available. The journal title tells you all you need to know:

Energy Research & Social Science

Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Sovacool

Peer reviewed international journal that examines the relationship between energy systems and society

Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS) is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles examining the relationship between energy systems and society. ERSS covers a range of topics revolving around the intersection of energy technologies, fuels, and resources on one side; and social processes and influences – including communities of energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs, traditions, behaviors, and policies – on the other. Put another way, ERSS investigates the social system surrounding energy technology and hardware. ERSS is of relevance for energy practitioners, researchers interested in the social aspects of energy production or use, and policymakers.

[…]

Energy Research & Social Science

Basically: Energy and Society

When I was in college, my recollection is that the “science” textbooks for non-science majors had similar titles:

SubjectScience MajorsNon-Science Majors
PhysicsCollege PhysicsPhysics and Society
ChemistryGeneral ChemistryChemistry and Society
BiologyPrinciples of ZoologyAnimals and Society
GeologyEarthToo Difficult for Society

Only one of the above titles is an actual textbook. Earth by Press & Siever was my freshman physical geology textbook. It’s sitting on my desk in my office. However, the science major textbooks are my closest recollections of my other freshman textbooks. The non-science major textbooks are my vague recollections, except the geology one… That’s a wise @$$ remark.

The main gist of is that people must be brainwashed…

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require reaching 80% zero-emission energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050 [10].

Øverland & Sovacool, 2020
Figure 5. The observations (HadCRUT4) are tracking an AOC world: RCP2.6-RCP4.0. (Modified after IPCC AR5).

Without decarbonizing much of anything, the observations at airports (HadCRUT4) are tracking the high-end of RCP2.6 and mid-range of RCP4.5. Both of these are strong mitigation scenarios. If we look at the observations in the atmosphere (UAH v6.0), we’re barely tracking above 1.5 °C

Figure 6. UAH v6.0 plotted with old IPCC “story line” scenarios.

There’s nothing special about limiting warming to 1.5 °C relative to the late Little Ice Age. Being a little warmer than the coldest climate of the Holocene Epoch is a very good thing.

RCP2.6 and RCP4.5 are innocuous scenarios.

Figure 7. Effects on sea level, summer sea ice extent and surface ocean pH in RCP scenarios (IPCC).

Obviously, to the math- and science-challenged world of social science, that’s not good enough.

Despite progress in some areas, ongoing changes are too shallow and too slow to reach such targets. Solar, wind, geothermal, and modern bioenergy combined still make up only 6.7% of the world’s total final energy consumption [13]. Meanwhile, in the decade from 2007 to 2017, oil, gas, and coal production grew by 13%, 25% and 8%, respectively and, consequently, CO2 emissions grew by almost 11% [14]. During the same period, three times more money was spent on oil, gas, and coal facilities than on all forms of renewable energy infrastructure, including hydropower and biofuels [15]. Deforestation and population growth also continue at a high pace [16].

Human habits are difficult to change; doing so requires altering attitudes, norms, incentives, ethics, and politics at the personal, community, and national levels [17]. Therefore, some of the key climate-change puzzles are in the realm of the social sciences broadly defined: anthropology, economics, education, international relations, human geography, development studies, legal studies, media studies, political science, psychology, and sociology [18]. Yet, as we find here, these are precisely the fields that receive least funding for climate research.

Øverland & Sovacool, 2020

Physics is a b!tch… ain’t it?

From 2007-2017 “three times more money was spent on oil, gas, and coal facilities than on all forms of renewable energy infrastructure”… and?

In 2017 fossil fuels delivered nearly eight times as much energy as “all forms of renewable energy infrastructure, including hydropower and biofuels” combined.

Figure 8. It’s a fossil fueled world. (2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy).

Spend $3x to get 8x(Energy) = No brainer.

So, clearly we need an army of fake scientists to say…

And convince us that we should all gladly freeze in the dark to save the planet. Who’s up for some George Carlin?

WARNING: Lot’s of profanity! Don’t watch if you have sensitive ears.

WARNING: Lot’s of profanity! Don’t watch if you have sensitive ears.

References

Cook, J., Supran, G., Lewandowsky, S., Oreskes, N., & Maibach, E., (2019). “America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change”. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. Available at https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/america-misled/

Kobashi, T., Menviel, L., Jeltsch-Thömmes, A. et al. “Volcanic influence on centennial to millennial Holocene Greenland temperature change”. Scientific Reports 7, 1441 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01451-7

McKay, N., Kaufman, D. “An extended Arctic proxy temperature database for the past 2,000 years”. Scientific Data 1. 140026 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2014.26

Øverland, I. and Sovacool, B.K: “The misallocation of climate research funding”. Energy Research & Social Science (2020)

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zemlik
February 11, 2020 2:08 pm

If they are not trying to find out what’s happening why do they need money ?

Rocketscientist
Reply to  zemlik
February 11, 2020 2:58 pm

To tell us what is happening and NOT to try to determine any heretical truths, obviously.

Mike
Reply to  zemlik
February 11, 2020 6:15 pm

They win. It’s settled science. Now take all the money that would be spend on Climate Research and spend it on infrastructure improvements to prevent climate change. Stronger seawalls, better bridges, reclaimed beaches, etc. The money is better spent on real concrete improvements than already settled science. So the next time some mann tells you its settled science, just agree and tell them there is no need for further research. Tell your congressman to move those funds to infrastructure improvements.

AndyHce
Reply to  Mike
February 11, 2020 11:05 pm

You might want to consider your choice of labels. “Infrastructure improvements” may be the best response to a changing climate, assuming the climate is changing enough to bother, but they in no way “prevent climate change”.

Mike
Reply to  AndyHce
February 12, 2020 5:25 am

It’s not about preventing climate change. It’s just better to build seawalls than models. It’s better to build stronger buildings than pay yet another Doomer to tell us we will all die in 10 years.

AndyHce
Reply to  Mike
February 12, 2020 11:25 pm

But, you said
“spend it on infrastructure improvements to prevent climate change. ”
which could only actually mean, as written, something that will indeed prevent the climate from changing.

Mike
Reply to  Mike
February 13, 2020 5:14 pm

You are correct. It should have read to prevent the effects of climate change.

February 11, 2020 2:11 pm

Actually, no more money should be spent on global warming research. According to the scientists, “the science is settled.”

Abolition Man
February 11, 2020 2:12 pm

Thanks again, David! Your posts are entertaining and informative with unusually learned and humorous comments. Keep poking the Green Blob in the eyes with facts and data. I would pull the meters out of alarmist’s electrical panels and tell they to produce their own! But then I think those in favor of illegal immigration should have their locked gates and front doors removed and a sign saying “Immigrant Housing” planted in their front yard

Joel O'Bryan
February 11, 2020 2:13 pm

“social science and humanities research received just USD 4.6 billion during the same period.”

“just”???!!! Who is this idiot kidding.
Sounds like $4.6 billion too much to me.

HD Hoese
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 11, 2020 6:07 pm

From the Press Release—“Social science should play an important role”
Speaking of social science, this is from the end of an abstract in this paper–R. B. Ditton, A. J. Fedler, and R. T. Christian. 1992. The Evolution of Recreational Fisheries Management in Texas. Ocean & Coastal Management. 17:169-181.

“Also, in an effort to understand the extent to which the management philosophy of optimum sustained yield has been institutionalized in Texas, emphasis is given to the role of social-science research during this evolution. Whereas it played a minor role in major fishery allocation decisions made in 1981, 10 years later there are social-science objectives in the management agency’s strategic plan and support for agency/academic research effort.”

Pre-1981 management was less political. See Robert Fritchey–2017. Missing Redfish–The Blackened History of a Gulf Coast Icon. New Moon Press

Michael
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 13, 2020 4:45 am

“A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon you are talking about real money.” Everett Dirksen

MarkW
Reply to  Michael
February 13, 2020 8:33 am

I thought he used a million. But then, that was back when a billion was still a lot of money.

Abolition Man
February 11, 2020 2:17 pm

P.S. loved the section on textbooks for the pseudo-, oops, I mean social sciences! Especially the the one of Earth Sciences. Always better to be a smart ass than a dumb one!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Abolition Man
February 11, 2020 3:16 pm

AM
David went and spoiled all the fun by giving the answer to the joke for those too dumb to figure it out on their own. Incidentally, during the time you were at Foothill College, I used Earth by Press and Siever. The other professors used a text written by one of their colleagues at De Anza College. That was the text you probably used.

OweninGA
Reply to  Abolition Man
February 11, 2020 3:32 pm

The section on textbooks actually had correct titles in all but the geology for non-science majors. Our intro to physics for science majors is indeed called “College Physics” (mine from the 80s was just called “Physics” and is on the shelf beside me), likewise one of the Chemistry texts used is called “General Chemistry” (mine from the 80s is on the shelf beside me) though most of the professors have opted for a newer hybrid delivery title that isn’t quite that. I think the biology text we are using is called “Biology”. Unfortunately we don’t have a geologist or geophysicist on staff right now, so the geology courses are in the catalog, but never taught so no text book. Of course our focus is on medical related fields, so we sort of dropped the earth studies to go where the money was.

Crispin in Waterloo
February 11, 2020 2:24 pm

“It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,…”

The reason they are continuing to work so hard at the physical research is they are looking for some definitive proof to support the vain imaginings that have dominated public discourse for 30 years. They are sure they will find the clear proof, somehow, sometime.

Having found no meaningful, detectable temperature change for nigh unto 19 years from 1997, they have taken to destroying the careers of those who declaim their alarmist narrative. Why? Because that’s what people do when they are losing a debate.

They have opted for decibels, not debate, simulated not stimulated analysis. These are the hallmarks of those who claim belief in AG climate change, but they will believe more firmly when there is some solid proof of it.

The worst outcome would be yes, there is a slight effect by CO2, but it is inconsequential and worrying about it is a waste of time. Other things should have priority like bringing clean water to everyone, health care that works, education that teaches thinking and analysis, job skills that create a better environment and world.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
February 25, 2020 1:33 am

That’s a good one:

They have opted for decibels, not debate, simulated not stimulated analysis.

These are the hallmarks of those who claim belief in AG climate change, but they will believe more firmly when there is some solid proof of it.

Let’s ease them up –

they will believe more firmly when there is some solid proof of it –> they will believe more firmly with stopping all dissent.

Failing reply they’d take as solid proof of victory, so the kann stumble further unheeded.

tom0mason
February 11, 2020 2:25 pm

Too much climate research money being spent on science… AEUHHH???

yes that a good point, money is being spent on science and climate research (which may not be science) wants more preferably taken from legitimate science.

Dan Sudlik
Reply to  tom0mason
February 12, 2020 6:13 am

+100. “Social Science” is not science. It is not even science fiction.

Robert of Texas
February 11, 2020 2:25 pm

Well, at least we now know that about 65 billion can be cut from research grants without affecting science at all. Wait…wha???

These numbers make no sense whatsoever:
“reviewed how much of US 1.3 trillion in research funding…Climate change research received just under 4.6 per cent of the research funding allocated between 1990 and 2018, researchers found…And while research in the natural sciences and technology received about USD 40 billion, social science and humanities research received just USD 4.6 billion during the same period.”

So out of 1,300 billion dollars, they account for “4.6% of 1,300 billion = ” 59.8 billion” plus 40 billion + 4.6 billion = 104.4 billion total. See? Either they cannot perform math, or write a coherent sentence, or both.

Trying to decipher this, what they likely meant was that “sciences and technology” received 40 billion per year for 29 years, while “social science and humanities” received 4.6 billion per year for 29 years, which comes close to their original 1.3 trillion. Which is likely a made up number since they apparently cannot do math or write sentences.

In any case, we can now guess that we wasted 29 x 4.6 = 133.4 billion dollars over the last 29 years. And I still have NO IDEA how much was wasted on Climate Change propaganda because the sentence is so obscure.

Fred Hubler
February 11, 2020 2:27 pm

They need to brush up on some real research: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file?type=printable&id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124

D. J. Hawkins
February 11, 2020 2:32 pm

There was a course, offered at Cornell, titled “Physics for Poets,” back in the Dark Ages when I attended a slightly more rigorous school. It used a text of the same name. NYU most recently offered this course in 2019.

Ron Long
February 11, 2020 2:43 pm

David, David, David, it’s a LGBTQIA world now, and you’re just going to take time out from fracking up the world to adjust. Here are some hints at how to spend the trillion dollars: Climate Hot Flashes and the T Transition, or Is There Enough Cold Water Left In The Oceans to Cool My B Partner?, or What Does it Mean When They Say “The South Pole is Hot”? Your friend Ron White is definitely NOT the person to have help you with these options. Just saying.

n.n
Reply to  Ron Long
February 11, 2020 5:02 pm

It’s a pro-choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent world. The transgender spectrum is just one of its negotiable characteristics. Trans: state or transition. Just like climate, sometimes weather, sometimes fudged, sometimes more stable than others.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Ron Long
February 11, 2020 5:27 pm

You are correct Ron .
Are you aware that it has been discovered that the deep south has high support for LGBT ?
Liberty , Guns , Bbq , …. and TRUMP !
😉

February 11, 2020 2:43 pm

This is so priceless that I have to repeat it … again:

It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

How about this:

It’s as if they don’t quite believe in Big Foot, so they keep trying to find out whether he really exists, rather than trying to work out how to capture him, …

As I hinted, … priceless wisdom there.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
February 11, 2020 2:46 pm

By “climate change”, of course, we can assume that the researcher means “human caused climate change”, rather than the general, CORRECT sense of the phrase.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
February 11, 2020 2:50 pm

Even more, we must assume that the researcher means, “CO2 human caused climate change”.

Funny how the correct general sense of the phrase has been hijacked like this and thrown out there as if everybody accepts the hijacking — I don’t.

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Robert Kernodle
February 11, 2020 3:08 pm

Robert, the only fair assumption we should make is that the fool who said it probably doesn’t understand his own assumptions.
(I might conjecture that he wears Velcro slippers)

Reply to  Rocketscientist
February 12, 2020 2:48 pm

… or rides a bike in flip flops.

DonM
Reply to  Robert Kernodle
February 11, 2020 6:14 pm

It’s as if they don’t quite believe in Big Foot, so they keep trying to find out whether he really exists, rather than …

… trying to convince everyone that we need to come together, submit to control and specific protocol, and re-allocate & pool our societal resources to allay the eminent, nasty, smelly threat known and accepted as bigfoot.

(they don’t really really don’t want to capture him/her; if they did that it would be obvious that s/he is not a threat … just sometimes smelly and in some circumstances a bit uncomfortable to be around)

mikewaite
February 11, 2020 2:49 pm

How strange . I was thinking the other day that the editors of science journals, fed up with receiving yet another paper on the dire effects of RCP 8.5 on the lesser spotted wood louse, might suggest to the academics that they explore a different, but surely lucrative, initiative. Namely researching the effects of climate change mitigation, eg AOC’s GND on the human and natural environment. But clearly I have been forestalled by the clever chaps at NUPI and Sussex University.
Of course such effects have been explored here for years, but, as Nick gleefully pointed out a short while ago, comments on a blog site have no standing in the academic or political world – especially as most of the effects seem to be inimical to both civilised human society and what is left of our natural environment.

February 11, 2020 3:00 pm

Very little money is spent on critical science. Much of the good work is voluntary. Most of the money is spent on the sort of ‘science’ that is intended to generate Global Warming propaganda.

February 11, 2020 3:25 pm

“You can’t fix stupid”–
How stupid do you have to be to believe that 100% of humans share any belief?
How stupid do you have to be to believe that 97% of humans share any belief?

Chris Hanley
February 11, 2020 3:27 pm

It is puzzling why anyone living north or south of 50 degrees of latitude would want to “slutt med det”.

Mike
February 11, 2020 3:28 pm

Here’s a thought….
* The co2 hypothesis is a failure.
* Everything claimed to be co2 warming so far is nothing but natural noise.
* Modern measuring is too sensitive/inaccurate.
* Throw all the instruments away and just look out the window.
* Get on with solving REAL problems.

Lee L
February 11, 2020 3:46 pm

“Very little money is spent on critical science. Much of the good work is voluntary. Most of the money is spent on the sort of ‘science’ that is intended to generate Global Warming propaganda.”

Yes… well they fire and sue any disagreeable Ph.D. do they not? (I refer to any whose work might DISAGREE). At that point, ‘voluntary’ is not exactly an apt description of what follows. ‘Unemployed’ is a more accurate description.

It truly is shameful and frightening.

Greg Cavanagh
February 11, 2020 4:07 pm

I don’t know. I think I could do a lot with 4.6% of 1.3 trillion dollars.

I guess after a while it just wouldn’t be enough; OK I get that.

Scissor
February 11, 2020 4:19 pm

As I recall, there was a geology course called “Rocks for Jocks” or something like that.

Editor
February 11, 2020 4:20 pm

You’ve been busy, David. Two excellent, educational, and entertaining posts published here at WUWT in one day.

BRAVO!!!

Regards,
Bob

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  David Middleton
February 11, 2020 6:26 pm

pickled herring and salted kippers are easy to avoid.

EternalOptimist
February 11, 2020 4:21 pm

Assuming they are right, only 5% of effort is required in the hard sciences.
That means that only 5% of the original scare came from the hard sciences

the rest came from the humanities..a well known cess-pit of log-jammed ideology

Steve O
Reply to  EternalOptimist
February 12, 2020 10:14 am

It seems that research on turbine blade optimization, fusion power, and next generation nuclear plant design would fall into the “bad” category.

Research that reduces the amount of materials required for an end product, likewise.

n.n
February 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Sociopolitical science: the art and practice of manipulation and leverage.

Reply to  n.n
February 12, 2020 2:53 pm

Sociopathological science ?

Furiously curious
February 11, 2020 4:59 pm

Another look at The End Of The World. It’s really heartening to see temperature and CO2 in such lockstep.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/149157242@N05/49522969057/in/dateposted-public/

n.n
February 11, 2020 5:05 pm

“It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.”

Cooling… warming… change. Undeniable. Unfalsifiable.

Conflation of logical domains is a feature. In Stork They Trust.

David Chappell
Reply to  n.n
February 11, 2020 8:43 pm

97% of housewives can’t tell Stork from butter.

Joel O'Bryan
February 11, 2020 5:35 pm

David,

Geology text for Non-science Majors:

European version:
Prehistoric rock art in Scandinavia: Agency and Environmental Change (Swedish Rock Art Research Series)
https://www.amazon.com/Prehistoric-rock-art-Scandinavia-Environmental/dp/1785701193

or US version:
Rock Art: The Meanings and Myths Behind Ancient Ruins in the Southwest and Beyond
https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Art-Meanings-Ancient-Southwest/dp/1493017071

or Australia:
Rock Art of the Dreamtime: Images of Ancient Australia
https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Art-Dreamtime-Ancient-Australia/dp/0207189080

The Other George
February 11, 2020 5:47 pm

They want more free government money to spend.

How much of other people’s (taxpayer’s) money is your fair share?

DocSiders
February 11, 2020 6:04 pm

If you want a well focused propaganda campaign, you can’t waste resources doing actual science and gathering facts.

[Social Science Research?? What the heck is that? It must involve the persuasion of the masses towards enlightened goals…AKA Propaganda]

Who volunteered my tax money to be spent on this indefensible crap? $Trillions sounds like real money.

Mark E Shulgasser
February 11, 2020 6:08 pm

“Human habits are difficult to change; doing so requires altering attitudes, norms, incentives, ethics, and politics at the personal, community, and national levels [17]. “So what is called for then is a Mao-like Cultural Revolution, led by brainwashed kids, worshipping Pop Science, fearing the apocalypse prophesized by the Truth-bound scientific priesthood, and secretly dreaming utopia. Can we just call warmism pop-science? Even skeptics seem to find it necessary to make a few remarks in obeisance to science. We need to do a general deconstruction of the science-concept. Big Pharma is also science, after all.

DocSiders
February 11, 2020 6:12 pm

It is time to defund the humanities.

Who, besides the grant recipients, benefits from those old worn out pseudo-sciences? “Humanity” does not lend itself to rigorous scientific inquiry…there is almost nothing empirical to study that hasn’t already been beaten to death 50 years ago.

Prjindigo
February 11, 2020 6:33 pm

If the output says “global warming” or “climate change” then every penny was too much.

NONE of the science the IPCC approves survives the test of the ‘law of thermodynamics’ and convection.

February 12, 2020 11:47 am

I’d like to suggest cutting funding to scientists who won’t defend/debate their work in public:

Donald Boughton
February 12, 2020 1:39 pm

We were told some time ago that climate change was settled science. So why is it still being funded?
I would reduce the level of funding by 90% and use the money saved to research into more interesting and relevant areas of science.

ANDY MANSELL
February 12, 2020 10:39 pm

I love the ‘human caused climate change, which had long been predicted’ bit- Predicted by whom other than a few eco nutters who are always predicting something terrible?

Hokey Schtick
February 13, 2020 2:21 am

Let’s just kill everybody. That will settle all the argument.

Johann Wundersamer
February 25, 2020 12:18 am

What’s up here –

“Very little money is actually spent on climate research”

____________________________________

:: Researchers have looked at where USD 1.3 trillion in research funding is spent across the globe. Less than 5 per cent of this money has gone to climate research. Studies that examine how society can cope with the climate of the future are given a very small share of this pot.

Ulla Gjeset Schjølberg JOURNALIST

Nancy Bazilchuk ENGLISH VERSION

PUBLISHED Friday 07. February 2020

In a recent study, researchers at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the University of Sussex reviewed how much of US 1.3 trillion (NOK 11.4 trillion) in research funding is dedicated to climate research.

[…]

Climate change research received just under 4.6 per cent of the research funding allocated between 1990 and 2018, researchers found.

And while research in the natural sciences and technology received about USD 40 billion, social science and humanities research received just USD 4.6 billion during the same period.

An analysis of 1500 grants for social science research aimed at curbing climate change showed that this type of research is being awarded USD 393 million.

[…]

“The one-sided emphasis on the natural sciences leaves one wondering whether funding for climate research is managed by climate sceptics. It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

Social science should play an important role

[…]

Reference:

Øverland, I. and Sovacool, B.K: «The misallocation of climate research funding». Energy Research & Social Science (2020)

sciencenorway

“The one-sided emphasis on the natural sciences leaves one wondering whether funding for climate research is managed by climate sceptics. It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

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Thei’re lucky, compare

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including nursing staffers, Maintenance / medical staff, technicians, construction workers, drivers / suppliers
….

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— that’s up here!

Johann Wundersamer
February 25, 2020 12:31 am

The long version:

Very little money is actually spent on climate research

Researchers have looked at where USD 1.3 trillion in research funding is spent across the globe. Less than 5 per cent of this money has gone to climate research. Studies that examine how society can cope with the climate of the future are given a very small share of this pot.

Ulla Gjeset Schjølberg JOURNALIST

Nancy Bazilchuk ENGLISH VERSION

PUBLISHED Friday 07. February 2020

In a recent study, researchers at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the University of Sussex reviewed how much of US 1.3 trillion (NOK 11.4 trillion) in research funding is dedicated to climate research.

[…]

Climate change research received just under 4.6 per cent of the research funding allocated between 1990 and 2018, researchers found.

And while research in the natural sciences and technology received about USD 40 billion, social science and humanities research received just USD 4.6 billion during the same period.

An analysis of 1500 grants for social science research aimed at curbing climate change showed that this type of research is being awarded USD 393 million.

[…]

“The one-sided emphasis on the natural sciences leaves one wondering whether funding for climate research is managed by climate sceptics. It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

Social science should play an important role

[…]

Reference:

Øverland, I. and Sovacool, B.K: «The misallocation of climate research funding». Energy Research & Social Science (2020)

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“The one-sided emphasis on the natural sciences leaves one wondering whether funding for climate research is managed by climate sceptics. It’s as if they don’t quite believe in climate change, so they keep trying to find out how it really works, rather than trying to work out how to stop it,” researcher Indra Øverland said in a NUPI press release.

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/careers/what-does-a-nursing-assistant-do

Johann Wundersamer
February 25, 2020 1:35 am

My fault –

That’s a good one:

They have opted for decibels, not debate, simulated not stimulated analysis.

These are the hallmarks of those who claim belief in AG climate change, but they will believe more firmly when there is some solid proof of it.

Let’s ease them up –

they will believe more firmly when there is some solid proof of it –> they will believe more firmly with stopping all dissent.

Failing reply they’d take as solid proof of victory, so they can stumble further unheeded.

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