By Paul Homewood
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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!