Thursday, July 23, 2009

Federal Monopsony Has Bought NOTHING For $79B

Yes, that's right...after $79 BILLION we're left with Al Gore giving us PowerPoint shows and proclaiming that Hurricane Katrina was a result of global warming--a proclamation by a layman based on an empirical observation. Meanwhile, the hurricane seasons have dropped off the map and LOWER temperature records are being set everywhere. The empirical data pile is now firmly in the hands of climate realists, with the understanding that it's the science that matters. And scientific data is preened and carefully released to bolster a climate change as a real threat; frankly, opposing scientific data (there's a lot) is mocked or ignored.

Why? Follow the dollars to find the rat. This news story exposes the dollars portion of that equation.

Science and Technology News

Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI
The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting

Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by Joanne Nova revealing that the federal Government has a near-monopsony on climate science funding. This distorts the science towards self-serving alarmism. Key findings:

Ø      The US Government has spent more than $79 billion of taxpayers’ money since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, propaganda campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks. Most of this spending was unnecessary.

Ø      Despite the billions wasted, audits of the science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of “global warming” theory and to compete with a lavishly-funded, highly-organized climate monopsony. Major errors have been exposed again and again.

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