Warming? It's about politics, stupid.
Richard Lindzen pointed out in the film a reason for that new 'paradigm.' The budget for US climate science pre-IPCC was a modest $170 million, mostly going to sober and serious (and mostly un-newsworthy) research.
In a few short politically-driven years however, this had rocketed to over $2 billion -- a twenty-fold increase -- with all that funding politically dependent on the science of calamity. The scientists conclusions were too often the conclusions they were paid to find, or else.
- "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism," says Lindzen, "have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science."
“Fact of the matter is that tens of thousands of jobs depend on Global Warming right now. It’s a big business.” Says Professor Patrick Michaels – Dept of Environmental Sciences – University of Virginia.
“Climate scientists need there to be a problem in order to get funding.” Says Dr Roy Spencer – Weather Satellite Team Leader – NASA.
LINK: Scientists threatened for 'climate denial' - (UK) Daily Telegraph
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