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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Grantsmanship game

Jerome J. Schmitt at American Thinker says, academic researchers have hit upon a winning formula:

...if one ties one's research project somehow -- even via the most tenuous and flimsy grounds -- to global warming, one's grant proposal will have much greater chance to be selected for funding...
And if one wants one's research grant to be renewed, then one had better conclude that global warming is somehow threatening something!

That helps to explain why you see so many studies these days of the "devastating" effects of global warming, despite all the recent evidence that the earth is not warming.


1 comment:

Zookeeper said...

The classic question: Cui bono? Who benefits?

Follow the money. It's the most reliable motivator for both honest effort and outright duplicity, regardless of the topic. Why would it NOT be a motivator in the AGW world?