The Science is Settled

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Great action by the Australian attorney general - from the UK Guardian:
(CSIRO is the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - sort of like our National Science Foundation)

George Brandis says climate science not settled, but CSIRO should act as if it is
The attorney general, George Brandis, has mounted a bizarre defence of the Turnbull government’s funding cuts to the CSIRO, saying there is no need to keep funding climate science if the science of climate change is settled.

A bit more:

“If the science is settled, why do we need research scientists to continue inquiring into the settled science?” Brandis said on Tuesday.

“Wouldn’t it be a much more useful allocation of taxpayers’ money and research capacity within CSIRO to allocate its resources to an area where the science isn’t settled?”

Hoist by one's own petard - I will have to remember that next time I am having a discussion with a Global Cooling Denier.

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