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Jul 12, 2010

Government Science: Cowed and Corrupted by Politics

Cartoon: By Lisa Benson.

By Viv Forbes, Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition

The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that government science bodies in Australia had become cowed and corrupted by politicians.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr. Viv Forbes, said that following the lead of the climate alarmists infecting the government owned ABC, CSIRO, BOM and most state and federal science departments were now singing the government song on climate.

“It’s time to de-politicize the Australian government climate science industry.”

Forbes explained:

“The once great CSIRO has abandoned objective climate research in favor of global warming activism.

“This started with its selective promotion of extreme drought scenarios. With a portfolio of over twenty unproven climate models to choose from, CSIRO chose one forecasting severe droughts to support the alarmist Garnaut report.

“Then CSIRO applied pressure on staff who disagreed with Penny Wong’s ETS. One who wrote a critical report was censured and resigned.

“The last straw was the recent appointment of CSIRO’s Chairman – he is a lawyer whose day job is a merchant banker with a huge vested interest in carbon trading. He is a global warming alarmist whose long-term climate observations are taken on weekends from his yacht in Port Phillip Bay.

“Both CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology are now focused, not on climate research or weather forecasting, but on holding secret meetings to discuss how to spread alarmist propaganda on man-made global warming and how to combat “skeptics and denialists”.

“Even the numerous state departments of Agriculture and Forestry are so cowed that not one scientist is prepared to say out loud that, over the life of a cow or a tree, there are ZERO net emissions or extractions of carbon dioxide.

“The corrupting influence of government money and government control has destroyed the spirit of open enquiry in Universities, CSIRO, BOM, the EPA, the government media machine and most of the state departments of Agriculture, Environment, Forestry, Energy, Planning and Resources. Politics is even affecting Science Education.

“All government science organizations should be removed from the ACT (Australian Carbon Territory) and the corroding influence of Carbonerra City. They should be directed by scientists and producers from the agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining and processing industries they supposedly serve.

“Finally, all government research projects should have a specific life and goal and be put out to tender.”

For a report on CSIRO drought alarmism see:


  1. Why do I keep thinking of Atlas Shrugged when it comes to government and "science"?

    Our Federal government is trying to fill jobs in a wide variety of agencies with titles such as "Climate Change-CESU/RLC Coordinator", which is Newspeak for "minor propaganda minister".

    Never before have I seen a job which, in the job description itself, has to try to justify its own existence with blithering phrases like "creditable body of evidence" and "peer-reviewed".

    Methinks they doth protest too much.

  2. While reading Atlas, I had that creepy feeling that we are there already. You are spot on on the science, it is becoming increasingly the whore of the state, at least the ones making all the GW noise are.

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