By Andrew Bolt ~
The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia’s peak science and research organisation, and is funded mainly from the public purse. Recently, it was announced that the organisation will be cutting up to 350 scientists from its workforce. These scientists will not be laid off completely, as most will be relocated from research into climate change/global warming measurements into the implementation of measures to combat climate change/global warming. This has created a lot of media ‘chatter’ about how the emphasis may be taken away from the investigation into climate change…..TonyfromOz.
An important truth dawns on CSIRO chief Larry Marshall after staff and activists revolt against his planned switch from researching global warming to figuring out how to cope with it:
“I guess I had the realisation that the climate lobby is perhaps more powerful than the energy lobby was back in the ‘70s – and the politics of climate I think there’s a lot of emotion in this debate.
True. but what conclusions do we then draw about his global warming scientists? Does a religious commitment to global warming make them less likely to accept or announce findings that cast doubt on their creed?
Marshall should go further and discuss how a “religious” belief in global warming theory conflicts with a scientist’s need to be objective. With examples would be nice.
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.