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  1. #1 If climate scientists are in it for the money, they're doing it wrong 
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    Something I've argued repeatedly...

    If climate scientists are in it for the money, they're doing it wrong

    By John Timmer | Last updated 5 days ago

    One of the more unfortunate memes that makes an appearance whenever climate science is discussed is the accusation that, by hyping their results, climate scientists are ensuring themselves steady paychecks, and may even be enriching themselves. A Google search for "global warming gravy train" pulls out over 50,000 results (six of them from our forums).

    It's tempting to respond with indignation; after all, researchers generally are doing something they love without a focus on compensation. But, more significantly, the accusation simply makes no sense on any level.

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    http://arstechnica.com/science/news/...-the-money.ars

    The bullshit claim that climate scientists are in it for the money is a favorite meme around here and so I'm sure this thread will have to be shuffled away to protect delicate minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Okay, will do.
    I find your lack of faith in CUers disturbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    Something I've argued repeatedly...



    http://arstechnica.com/science/news/...-the-money.ars

    The bullshit claim that climate scientists are in it for the money is a favorite meme around here and so I'm sure this thread will have to be shuffled away to protect delicate minds.
    Okay, will do.
    I got nuthin
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    I find your lack of faith in CUers disturbing.
    I find your lack of grey matter disturbing.
    I got nuthin
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    How did my response to a post end up getting posted 1 minute before the post which prompted it? Is there some kind of time travel effect happening here?
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    Your article doesn't add up TNO.

    START with salary + publishing fees + appearance fees + government grants + what ever they are making off the hystaria al la Al Gore and his carbon exchange . . . . nope no racket at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    How did my response to a post end up getting posted 1 minute before the post which prompted it? Is there some kind of time travel effect happening here?
    You slipped out of this dimension momentarily, Since SR has been on lightened duty he hasn't had as much time to spend controlling the universe.
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    I wonder what Al Gore's speaking fees are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I wonder what Al Gore's speaking fees are?
    Is Al Gore a scientist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    Is Al Gore a scientist?
    I've often thought that there ought to be a law against professors requiring their own book for the course.
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