If only Michael Mann got more money to waste.
The New York Times editorializes today:
Is there a connection between last year’s extreme weather events and global warming? The answers might be a lot clearer if the Republicans in Congress were less hostile to climate change research.
So what happened to the $50 billion or so spent over the past 15 years?
And then, precisely what sort of research would be conducted?
After all, everyone agrees weather is not climate. A corollary to this reality is that bad weather is not climate change.
If all we would get from more spending is yet another trumped up conclusion that manmade greenhouse gas emissions are the root of all weather misfortune, we’d rather just concede the inevitability of that conclusion and save the money.