Australia lays off leading climate change scientists


Over here in the Middle East we look to the “enlightened West” to show us the ropes –- to set the standards for studying and enforcing climate change goals. What kind of signal does this send to the world when Australia basically lays off 275 climate change researchers, one of whom was John Church, considered to be a top 10 scientist in the field.

Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, or Csiro, said it will reduce its country’s role in understanding climate change.

Joshua Willis, A NASA climate scientist from California told the New York Times: “I can only imagine it will be a huge setback for global programs. It is sad and embarrassing for the Australia Government.”

Starting back in 1976 Australia has been setting baselines for measuring greenhouse gases. Church’s work focused on rising sea levels, somewhat important to Australia because it’s an island.

Australia has also recently seen massive coral die-offs in the Great Barrier Reef. Corals are not able to bounce back to extremes in temperatures and increased acidification of the seas.

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2 thoughts on “Australia lays off leading climate change scientists”

  1. ‘you have no idea how short term greed driven this country has become? like Gordon Geko on steroids,our youth are paying the price drug addiction,crime explosion,all covered up by a mainstream bubble brain and Murdoch press monopoly!

  2. Paul Merrifield says:


    35 yrs. of
    climate action delay
    was 100% proof
    that CO2
    was the new Y2K

    Science gave us
    germ warfare and
    fracking for all to see
    and 35 years of
    99% and “could be
    a CO2 end of days.”

    Is this how we want our kids and all of history remembering us, as climate blame drama queens?
    *Occupy no longer mentions CO2 in it’s list of demands so move on before we are all branded neocons in history.

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