CSIRO: 97% Gloomy Religion

CSIRO boss defends shake-up, says politics of climate ‘more like religion than science’

Dr Marshall said he understood the concerns – from both abroad and his staff internally.

“I don’t blame our scientists for crying out – they’re passionate about what they do,” he said.

“When a scientist has spent 20 or 30 years working in a particular area, they love it, that’s what gets them out of bed in the morning – they’re not going to want to change.

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Wait. What?

“they love it, that’s what gets them out of the bed in the morning”

 

What sort of person loves this?:

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job
Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in.

Things are worse than we think, but they can’t really talk about it.

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Every Day.

Eternally Gloomy because their apocalypse fails to materialise.

Can’t talk about it.

Send money.

Worse Apocalypse. Ever.

CSIRO: Scientist dump 97%

Even Frasier would see the irony …

Scientists, whose job it is to predict the future, fail to predict their own future:

4 February, 2016:

The head of the CSIRO, Larry Marshall, said in a letter to staff on Thursday that the government’s science agency’s job had been “to prove climate change”.

“That question has been answered,” he told staff.

Continuing to do climate research would be akin to resting “on our laurels” and would be the “path to mediocrity”.

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Cue the 97% scientists who squawked  the mantra “the science is settled” now squeal “the science is not settled“:

Will Steffen, October 2013:

”We’d like to see a debate in this country that gets beyond these futile arguments about the science, which have been settled for decades in the scientific literature, and get on with the real debate about what is really the best way forward with dealing with the problem.

”So, yes, it is frustrating having to go back again and again and again and talk about what the science actually says.”

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Bonus Links

> CSIRO’s best solution:

November 13, 2011:  Carbon tax hit small: CSIRO

> Some History:

January 17, 2004: Global warming: a load of hot air?

The IPCC (and CSIRO) relied heavily on the Mann paper in coming to their global warming conclusions.