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12:28 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 28 comments
Categories: climate change, disaster, global warming, science, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: agresearch, climate change, cuts, emissions, greenhouse gases, madness
The AgResearch job cuts are terrible news. Bad for science (why would any young person choose science as a career?), bad for agriculture, bad for the economy.
What could possibly make it worse? I know! – Cutting research on greenhouse gases:
Research ‘abandoned’ in AgResearch cuts
AgResearch staff are being forced to abandon burgeoning careers and years of important work is being cast aside, a scientist says.
The Crown research institute has confirmed it will cut the jobs of of 33 scientists and 50 technicians during the next year, as part of a restructuring to cope with a $5 million cut in funding.
Their research in greenhouse gases, animal and forage sciences and on-farm tech support is being scaled back, while 27 new roles are being introduced in food security, Maori agri-business, high value foods and innovative food products. …
Cutting research into greenhouse gases? With our emissions profile? Now? This can’t possibly be mere stupidity. This must be willful blindness. The Nats literally don’t want to know about greenhouse gases (the same way they canned environmental monitoring). This is madness.