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  •  What funding?? (3+ / 0-)

    Most funding for scientific research comes either from grants (limited), work in Unis. or other similar institutions.
    Now how is a climatologist going to loose his funding for going against the consensus if he/she has data to back his ideas?

    How is it catastrophic that someone challenges your research? If many fields of science from medicine to physics people with contradictory theories have work for institutions, sometimes the same one, and have not lost their funding. The idea that scientist are hiding things or confabulating to keep up discredited ideas because they will loose their funding is by large a creation of the right wing think tanks that fund deniers.

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