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The CRU Gravy Train

October 31, 2011
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The Climate Research Unit at the University of Mickey Mouse  East Anglia has clocked up grants worth over £1.6 million over the last year or so for various research projects to do with climate change. No prizes for guessing who gets to pay the bill.

 

 

I sometimes wonder how we used to manage without them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the full list of recent grants (as at May 2011).

 

 

Climatic Research Unit : Research

Recent CRU Grants

CONTRACT PI Full Name GRANTS.TITLE VALUE PMA Ref STRT_DATE END_DATE
NERC Dr KR BRIFFA
Dr T OSBORN
Dr TM MELVIN
The dendroclimatic divergence phenomenon: reassessment of causes and implications for climate reconstruction. £231,441.00 17289 01/05/2010 30/10/2012
EPSRC Dr KR BRIFFA Climate Change – Fellow 1 -modelling of the Earth’s climate £125,000.00 12218 01/10/2004 31/03/2011
CEC (Framework 6) Dr KR BRIFFA ECOCHANGE- Challenges in assessing and forecasting biodivesity and ecosystem changes in Europe £106,423.00 14637 01/01/2007 31/12/2011
CEC (Framework 6) Ms CM GOODESS & Other CIRCE (Climate Change and Impact Research): The Mediterranean Environment £150,102.00 14679 01/04/2007 30/06/2011
BRITISH COUNCIL Ms CM GOODESS UKIERI- UK-India Education & Research Initiative – Subcontract from Univeristy of Reading. £14,321.00 15882 07/06/2007 31/03/2011
CEC (Framework 7) Ms CM GOODESS
Dr RF WARREN
Climatecost – Full costs of Climate Change £67,876.00 15787 01/12/2008 31/07/2011
EU Framework 7 Prof PD JONES EURO4M – European Reanalysis and Observations for Monitoring £318,519.00 17349 01/04/2010 31/03/2014
EPSRC Prof PD JONES
Ms CM GOODESS
Prof J Hall (NEWCASTLE)
Mr C Kilsny (NEWCASTLE)
Dr S Barr (NEWCASTLE)
Other
Prof M Batty (UCL)
ARCADIA – Adaptation and Resilience in Cities: Analysis and Decision making using Integrated Assessment. £132,077.00 16803 03/09/2009 02/09/2012
CEC (Framework 7) Prof PD JONES
Ms CM GOODESS
CLARIS LPB – Europe-Sout America Network for Climate Change Assessment and Impact Studies in La Plata Basin. £82,149.00 15579 01/10/2008 30/09/2012
JOINT INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMMITTEE Dr T OSBORN
Prof PD JONES
Dr KR BRIFFA
Advanced climate research infrastructure for data (ACRID) £119,773.00 18941 01/08/2010 31/07/2011
NERC Dr T OSBORN Hydrological Cycle Understanding via Process-Based Global Detection, Attribution and prediction (Horyuji PAGODA) £23,026.00 18814 01/12/2010 30/11/2013
NERC Dr I RENFREW Southern hemisphere climate change in an era of ozone recovery. £259,327.00 14665 01/03/2007 30/04/2011

Last updated: May 2011

 

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/research/grants.htm

9 Comments
  1. Billy Liar permalink
    October 31, 2011 8:42 pm

    What an amusing list.

    Research into why treemometers don’t work – probably won’t be any results from that; nearly £250k down the drain.

    Southern hemisphere climate change in an era of ozone recovery: it hasn’t! 2011 ozone hole was bigger than it was 20 years ago and the minimum ozone reached was within one Dobson Unit of the value 20 years ago.
    There is no sign whatsoever of any recovery so it may be some time before we see the benefit of that £250k.

    • November 1, 2011 3:18 pm

      I wonder how much grant money they would got if they had said ” Climate Change? What Climate Change?”

    • Malcolm permalink
      November 2, 2011 2:20 pm

      Well, at least they are not still trying to hide the decline. They just call it the ‘dendroclimatic divergence phenomenon’.

  2. November 1, 2011 7:32 pm

    How can we get into this racket?

    • Gator permalink
      November 2, 2011 12:11 pm

      Call AGW the bane of our existence. Lie, lie,lie, and lie again. Then apply for a grant to prove your lies.

  3. Red Jeff permalink
    November 2, 2011 5:44 pm

    Thats a lot of money wasted… money governments don’t have.

    • November 2, 2011 11:15 pm

      No but us poor taxpayers do.

      • Mike Davis permalink
        November 4, 2011 11:20 pm

        The governments are doing their best to correct that problem! 😉
        At least they seem to think people living from payday to payday have to much extra cash.

  4. JohnBUK permalink
    December 4, 2011 5:51 pm

    The emperor needs new clothes – it’s getting cold!

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