As reports emerge that the job cuts at the CSIRO go even deeper than first thought, the organisation’s relatively new CEO Larry Marshall was busy explaining to the Senate Inquiry in Canberra why gutting his world-leading climate science department was a good idea.
Marshall, who appears to be using his venture capital background to inform his idea of how a science and research organisation should be run, faced the Inquiry on Thursday morning. According to the CSIRO Staff tweet below, it went as expected.
— CSIRO Staff (@CSIROStaff) April 7, 2016
It’s a strange view, particularly in light of the recent comments from US Secretary of State John Kerry, who described the business of adapting to climate change as a “multi-trillion dollar market… with opportunities literally everywhere you look.”
So, to help Marshall out – he’s also facing formal complaints of bullying behaviour from “dozens” of CSIRO scientists – we offer Greg Foyster’s pictorial guide on how he could squeeze more money out of climate science and maybe keep a few more researchers on the books.
Greg Foyster’s cartoons can be found at http://gregfoyster.com/cartoons-illustrations/