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US Gov’t Suspends Funding For The CRU

From the UK’s Times, via GWPF:

Sir Muir Russell

Chairman of the review group, Sir Muir Russell talks to the media on their findings at the Royal Institution in London, Tuesday July 7, 2010.

US Government Halts Funds For Climate Unit

Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

Sunday, 18 July 2010 

The American government has suspended its funding of the University of East Anglia’s climate research unit (CRU), citing the scientific doubts raised by last November’s leak of hundreds of stolen emails.

The US Department of Energy (DoE) was one of the unit’s main sources of funding for its work assembling a database of global temperatures.

It has supported the CRU financially since 1990 and gives the unit about £131,000 [$200,272] a year on a rolling three-year contract.

This should have been renewed automatically in April, but the department has suspended all payments since May pending a scientific peer review of the unit’s work

A spokesman for the DoE said: “The renewal application was placed on hold pending the conclusion of the inquiry into scientific misconduct by Sir Alastair Muir Russell.”

Muir Russell published his report earlier this month. It said that the rigour and honesty of the CRU scientists were not in doubt but criticised them for “a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness”.

But we thought it was ‘settled science’ that the CRU was blameless?

The DoE peer review panel will now sift through the report and decide if American taxpayers should continue to fund the unit.

A spokesman for the university said: “We are still waiting to hear if the latest bid for funding to the US Department of Energy has been successful and would not comment or speculate in the meantime.”

Of course the funding will be restored – and probably doubled by the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, the real scandal is that US taxpayers are funding the boondoggle of man-made ‘global warming’ research anywhere.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, July 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “US Gov’t Suspends Funding For The CRU”

  1. proreason says:

    Somebody is going to be fired in the DOE for this.

    Such audacity.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Bump in the road. Even thugocracies have trouble with their members from time to time. It will get funded again soon. Just need better (different) bureaucrats.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Mr.Al must be livid over this.
    There are more numbers to be fudged and how will the liars be paid?

  3. Papa Louie says:

    Could they be suspending funding to CRU to help pay for NASA’s Earth Science budget that just got a $2.4 billion (62%) increase through 2015? Nah. These are democrats. They don’t care where the funding comes from. I suspect that after a brief review, they will decide to continue funding CRU at an even greater amount than before. They have to have some place to turn to when they have a job of deleting data or fudging numbers that even NASA won’t do.

  4. fallingpianos says:

    It would be unconstitutional for us to not fund the CRU.

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