Australian Taxpayer funds in 2012 are supporting around 50 projects about “climate change” or “greenhouse gases”. One David McKnight has got $95k to study how Australian governments “spin” the news.
Check out the list of “projects to watch”.
Rethinking climate justice in an age of adaptation: capabilities, local variation, and public deliberation
Schlosberg, Prof David; Niemeyer, Dr Simon J
Primary FoR 1606 POLITICAL SCIENCE, The University of Sydney
This project aims to produce recommendations, designed by citizens and stakeholders, for climate adaptation policies in three regions of Australia. These recommendations will be based on a definition of climate justice that incorporates basic needs and resources to be protected, as identified by potentially impacted communities.
Sending and responding to messages about climate change: the role of emotion and morality
Hornsey, Prof Matthew J; Fielding, Dr Kelly
Primary FoR 1701 PSYCHOLOGY, The University of Queensland
Climate change represents a moral challenge to humanity, and one that elicits high levels of emotion. This project examines how emotions and morality influence how people send and receive messages about climate change, and does so with an eye to developing concrete and do-able strategies for positive change.
Also check out the piece she wrote as a rejoinder to McKnight a couple of years ago.
DAVID McKnight’s criticism of The Australian over climate change (“Sceptical writers skipped inconvenient truths”, Inquirer, December 11) makes for a good case study of Australian universities’ intellectual collapse.
Here’s a University of NSW senior research fellow in journalism who contradicts himself, fails by his own reasoning, does little research, breaks at least three laws of logic, and rests his entire argument on an assumption for which he provides no evidence.
This is a worry as well, indoctrination in the schools.