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October 1, 2015

By Paul Homewood 





Back to RicoGate, the everyday stories of ordinary climatologist folk!


That letter which the kindly Mr Shukla wrote, but accidentally left a copy of on the village notice board, seems to have caused a bit of a kerfuffle!

Mr Klinger says he is ambivalent about signing the letter, or at least he was once it became public.

Meanwhile, co-signatory  Mr Betts, from the bushwacks up in Vermont, feels that the letter did not go far enough. Well, they are a bit whacky up there!





Of course, Mr Betts has lots of good reasons for this, at the last count 606,100!


As his website states:




The most recent grant from the NSF, which remember is a Federal Agency, is this one:




The amount awarded of $606,100 appears to relate to the position as at June 2010, which would equate to an annual rate of about $120,000. Nice work if you can get it!

As he states, he has been the recipient of long term grants from the NSF for 30 years, for instance between 2000 and 2005:




He has also been funded by NASA amongst others. But interestingly he mentions the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, George Mason University. This is none other than COLA, part of Jagadish Shukla’s IGES group.


Now who would have imagined that? It’s a small world, isn’t it.   




Finally Mr Robuck from Rutgers, who also signed the letter, sent this photo from his visit to Cuba in 2011, and asked that we might put it in next month’s village magazine. He’s got a strong grip that nice Mr Castro!


  1. Joe Public permalink
    October 1, 2015 5:47 pm

    “…… everyday stories of ordinary climatologist folk!”

    More evidence is appearing daily, that KochBros funding is a mere drop in the ocean.

    No wonder the CliSci movement are so apprehensive that their Golden Goose might be slaughtered.

  2. October 2, 2015 11:56 am

    We’re going to need a new definition for today’s “scientist”. The original one, pertaining to careful observation, research and scholarship, is totally inadequate for these birds.

    • Richard Thal permalink
      October 2, 2015 9:41 pm


    • Menicholas permalink
      October 4, 2015 8:43 pm

      I am gonna go with PrisonGate.
      Shukla’s PrisonGate.

  3. 4TimesAYear permalink
    October 2, 2015 9:39 pm

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

  4. MDinAZ permalink
    October 3, 2015 3:14 am

    What scholarly, world changing/saving knowledge (other than models that can not predict tomorrow’s weather ) came from all this NSF, NOAA, NASA funding. It seems that all they have done is create an echo chamber that perpetually reinforces all the babble coming out of the AGW crowd.

  5. October 3, 2015 9:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:
    More RICO20

  6. October 6, 2015 12:25 am

    Remind me again what all this government climate money has bought for the public? I mean, it is public tax money, right? And again my question: It has bought what?


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