I was rather surprised to read in TheAge today, that the Goverment (Labor) has dumped its National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
Given the hoo-haa over climate-change, right or wrong, we are all now paying a climate-change tax to the tune of around $100M a year. I don’t know about you, but my electricity and gas bills have gone through the roof. Forget a 30% increase, I have watched my electricity bill jump by a whopping 300%.
So, if Government has dumped its funding, where is our climate-change tax going and where is the $28M funding for this facility going?
And why so quiet? All we had in the press for 2 years was Climate Change this, and Climate Change that, now Climate Change shhhhh…
Climate Change Agency Dumped
THE national body for adapting to climate change is preparing to be closed down after the federal government decided not to renew its funding.
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility has been told its $28 million in funding over four years has expired.
On Tuesday, researchers presented some findings to staff at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in Canberra. They presented policy briefs on water security, adapting to sea level rise and wild weather.
The group has helped develop 140 projects across 33 universities, and about 100 staff are expected to be affected by funding cuts. The organisation is expected to be wound up in June.
A spokesman for the group said it was pursuing other sources of funding, and aspects of its work would continue if possible.
Source: TheAge | Ben Cubby
February 27, 2013
Links: Australian Labor | Pricing Carbon | www.climatechangeaction.org.au
Oh now, I’ll make you laugh.. I just went to climatechangeaction.org.au web site and found this message:
This account has been suspended.
Appears they didn’t pay the bill!