A group of CSIRO senior climate scientists has defied a gag order by the organisation to speak out on Australia’s proposed greenhouse reduction targets.
They claim tougher targets are needed to avoid Australia being ”locked in” to dangerous climate change, and list 14 recent scientific findings that support their argument.
the scientists made their decision to go ahead with personal submissions after CSIRO management ruled out any participation in the inquiry by Australia’s peak science body on the grounds that it would require comment on government policy.
A CSIRO spokesman said the inquiry’s terms of reference, ”went to the policy of the Government’s carbon pollution reduction scheme, and in line with our public comment policy, we don’t comment on government policy”.
The scientists had been told to, ”make it absolutely clear” they were not speaking on behalf of CSIRO. If asked to testify, they will be required to take formal leave and travel at their own expense.
If that isn’t greed, I don’t know what it is.
OK, maybe the kangaroo was too easy, but I like it. From Wikipedia and released under GFDL by пан Бостон-Київський .