The Business of Climate Change

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No wonder some entrenched scientists and bureaucrats are drinking so much of the climate change Kool-Ade. There is some serious money to be made with this scam. From the Science and Public Policy Institute comes this post:
Until a few days ago I knew that the US government spent an excessive amount of taxpayer money on climate change research. It was just a general notion; I had read occasional articles showing the funding of certain agencies like NASA but I didn't know many specifics. Then on New Years Day, I wrote a very quick article where I randomly picked a document from a Google search showing funding for climate change. The numbers astonished me. I decided to take a closer look.
Here is the full report (PDF): How Can Climate Scientists Spend So Much Money? The upshot is that for 2011, between seven Government agencies, there is budgeted a bit more than $2.4 Billion Dollars specifically targeted to Climate Change research. In the case of NOAA, this is a 17% increase from 2010. NASA is up 26.8% over 2010. The all-time hog at the trough is the US Department of Agriculture with a 42% increase from 2010 for studying climate change and a 41% increase for developing renewable energy (paging Archer Daniels Midland, ADM to the white courtesy phone).

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