CSIRO cuts: climate science really does need to shift its focus towards adaptation

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Abstract

Climate scientists have recently been outraged by job losses within CSIRO. Sixty climate jobs are likely to be lost. Chief executive Larry Marshall has said the reaction to the cuts from scientists has been “more like religion that science”.

Well, in certain respects, he has a point. In reaction to the cuts, scientists are making claims about their ability to predict the future, and are failing to consider the politics of climate science.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Media Group
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • CSIRO
  • job loss
  • climate scientists
  • climate science
  • climate change adaptation

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