Friday, 5 September 2008

Government expenditure on research into climate change

From Hansard written answers:
Climate Change: Research

Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of spending from the public purse on research into climate science in the last three years.

Mr. Woolas: Government expenditure on research which relates to climate change in 2006-07 (latest available figure) was approximately £139 million. The majority of this amount was provided through the research councils. DEFRA's total expenditure on climate change research (including projects of a cross-cutting nature which are of relevance to climate change) over the last three years was £79.4 million (£23.7 million in 2005-06, £24.7 million in 2006-07, and £31.0 million in 2007-08). DEFRA's spend on climate science research over the last three years totalled £52.7 million (£15.7 million in 2005-06, £17.4 million in 2006-07 and £19.6 million in 2007-08).
Just thought you would like to know what your money is being wasted on.

1 comment:

Man in a Shed said...

Given this honey pot of money it isn't really surprising that academics support the theory of climate change in such number.

Follow the money. It the old cause and effect dilemma again ...