CSIRO ([Australian] Central Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) “memory-holed” their own research report showing that atmospheric CO2 increases contributed to greening of desert areas. When called on the memory-holing, they restored it.
Scientists are human, and no human foible is alien to them. Still, I am embarrassed, or more properly speaking “vicariously ashamed”, that fellow scientists see fit to behave thus.
“The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin
“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy.“
– Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. It was founded in 1926 originally as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry.
In the field of climate science, the CSIRO has historically leant towards the alarmist side of the climate debate. One example shows the CSIRO using sea level rise figures far in excess of even the IPCC.
In its 2012 report…
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