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Old 30th April 2016, 3:38 PM   #151
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Wow - I can't see how anyone could take offence at such intellectual dry wit.....ohhhhhhh wait those that work on the suntan on the back of their necks that don't understand the word "satire".....
Both sarcasm and CSIRO are now outlawed.
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Old 9th May 2016, 6:24 AM   #152
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Liberal party cuts to CSIRO are going to hurt the Antarctic research program.

"Cutting to the core: CSIRO to end long-standing Antarctic ice, air research"

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/cl...08-gop6tb.html

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CSIRO plans to close its ice lab and cease key Antarctic science activities, moves that scientists warn will damage Australia's international partnerships and run counter to a new $2 billion-plus government plan for the region.

Staff in CSIRO's key climate science units within its Oceans & Atmosphere division will be told as early as Monday where the intended axe of 74 jobs will land, according to a leaked union document obtained by Fairfax Media.

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Old 19th May 2016, 11:07 AM   #153
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Global sea-level expert John Church made to walk the plank by CSIRO

Let the dismantling continue.

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For John Church, a leading authority on sea-level rise caused by global warming, there was much that was fitting – and yet callous – about being sacked at sea.

The veteran scientist was well into one of dozens of research voyages he had taken since joining CSIRO as a post doctoral student in 1979.

His vessel, the RV Investigator, was midway between Antarctica and New Zealand and steaming north on the 170 degree longitude when he received Thursday's call to tell him he was "potentially redundant".
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Dr Church, who has been among the most outspoken scientists criticising the current round of CSIRO job cuts, was told one reason for his firing was the need to consolidate sea-level change into regional impacts.

"This is essentially a repetition of [chief executive] Larry Marshall's incomplete, naive and misleading statements, except for a focus on my area of science," he said.

"Any reading of the literature or of the most recent [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] reports would clearly indicate that the overriding uncertainty in sea level remains the amount and distribution of sea level rise," he said.

Also mentioned was the cutback of external funds, including the Abbott government's ending of the Australian Climate Change Science Program that had been funded from 1990 until June this year.

Various clashes in recent years with management "probably did not earn me any favours but I do not know if I was targeted because I was prepared to think for myself and to speak out," Dr Church said. "Personally, that is what I think the taxpayer expects from their scientists."

Dr Church says he will take a short break after a stressful few months finishing research and confronting "the CSIRO disaster".

But he's unlikely to be marooned for long, with fellowships and other roles in the offing.

"Sea-level rise is a long term issue," he says, noting that without emissions reductions, the world is committed to seas rising several metres over coming centuries.

"These will become critical issues without major and urgent greenhouse gas mitigation for the many millions of people living near the coast," he says.
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Old 20th May 2016, 8:40 PM   #154
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https://blog.csiro.au/unsw-solar-world-first/

Solar... what a dumb idea. What are those clowns thinking!!!?
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Old 26th May 2016, 6:11 PM   #155
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The decline of the CSIRO is well documented. The spin from this effing Liberal Government is unparalleled.

"#FACTCHECK on Pyne's CSIRO spin"

https://www.facebook.com/AYCC.org.au...4170256839491/

Have a listen to the numnut Pyne trying to lie and spin his way out of the massive CSIRO de-funding.
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Old 4th June 2016, 4:58 AM   #156
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More bad news for the CSIRO...

"Cuts to CSIRO threaten Parkes radio telescope: is this the end for the Dish?"

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci...03-gpaqc1.html

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The future operation of the world-famous radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory is in doubt because of impending funding cuts to the CSIRO.

A leaked management briefing note shows that the iconic Dish could even stop operating if a shortfall of $4 million cannot be made up through external funding sources.

CSIRO's acting director of astronomy and space science, Douglas Bock, said: "CSIRO has no plans to cease operations at any of our astronomy facilities or reduce appropriations to astronomy research."

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Old 17th August 2016, 5:42 PM   #157
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And now the Libs want to remove 990million in R&D....*sigh*.

They want Labor to support these cuts.
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And now we see the direct impact of this defunding.

Well done Turnbull Liberal Government

"'Brain drain' ahead with scientists leaving laboratories in droves: Deloitte report"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-0...droves/7996604

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Australia's scientists say the "innovation nation" is crumbling with a study revealing more scientists are considering leaving the profession because of limited career prospects.

New research by the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) revealed almost one in four scientists were "uncertain" about whether they would be employed next year because it was so difficult to get research funding.

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The CSIRO laughably claims to have 'invented' WiFi. That grandiose claim briefly put Australia on the world's tech stage, as an object of ridicule.

Regardless, the much appreciated 'inventors' will soon be joining the dole queue. The lucky ones will shred their PhDs and start studying for their real estate licence.

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So who was banned recently? Sounds like a desperate bid to be relevant.
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So who was banned recently? Sounds like a desperate bid to be relevant.
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A UNSW doctoral student is pursuing her PhD in the topic of Australia's scientific decline, particularly in space science:


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Lost in space: Australia dwindled from space leader to also-ran in 50 years
22 SEP 2017 KERRIE DOUGHERTY

Australia was a significant global space player during the 1950s and 1960s. Now we're one of only two OECD countries not to have a space agency. What happened?

The eyes of the world’s space expertise will be on Australia this month, as Adelaide hosts the world’s largest space conference.

The meeting occurs in the 50th anniversary year of the launch of Australia’s first satellite, WRESAT. This project occurred as the culmination of a decade in which Australia was seen as a significant player in the space arena.

But now, Australia is perceived to be underperforming in the space sector. It remains one of only two OECD countries not to have a space agency (the other nation is Iceland).

So what happened in the past half century to slow us down? My doctoral thesis is attempting to find the answer.

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https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/sc...o-ran-50-years
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