An anonymous reader writes "Michael Mann, a climatologist at Pennsylvania State University, was one of the central figures involved in the 'Climategate' controversy, which saw many private email conversations between researchers posted publicly. Now, an investigation (PDF) by the National Science Foundation has found "no basis to conclude that the emails were evidence of research misconduct or that they pointed to such evidence." Phil Plait points out that other investigations have found similarly that claims of Mann's misconduct took his statements out of context. 'A big claim by the deniers is that researchers were using "tricks" to falsify conclusions about global warming, but the NSF report is pretty clear that's not true. The most damning thing the investigators could muster was that there was "some concern" over the statistical methods used, but that's not scandalous at all; there's always some argument in science over methodology. The vague language of the report there indicates to me this isn't a big deal, or else they would've been specific. The big point is that the data were not faked.'"
I can't tell if you're joking or serious. I hope you're joking, but suspect you're serious.
What's more important, saving the planet or space exploration? NASA's ENTIRE budget should be put towards climate change research.
I'm very happy that this money is going towards climate change research and not with any sort of Space Shuttle replacement. Climate change is a far greater threat than any lack of space travel.
We need more money for climate change research
Climate change is far more important than space exploration.
ASA Boosts Climate Change Budget 62% This is probably for the best, climate change is a far larger problem than space exploration.
Climate change is far more important that space travel, I'm glad we have our priorities in order. http://sweetness-light.com/archive/nasa-boosts-climate-change-budget-62
Eh? We could have done 5 shuttle launches with that money.
http://inhabitat.com/obama-gives-nasa-2-4-billion-to-study-climate-change/ Why are liberals so anti-science? They don't like GMO food, despite no scientific evidence it's harmful, they don't like nuclear power, don't like research on racial genetics and intelligence etc etc. And now they cancelled the space shuttle to give more handouts to fraudulent climate scientists.
Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change Oh really? Seems that 2.4 billion couldn't launched about... 5 shuttles.
How about NASA use their climate change funding (which Obama prioritized in 2010) towards, you know, space exploration?
We had to stop the program so NASA could increase our climate change research. I'm so glad we have our priorities in order!
Slashdot is filled with whiny crybabies. These folks can write a Java program and for that they don't think they should have to compete with people the world over. Ignore these idiots.
theodp writes "eBay CEO Meg Whitman will accept a special Webby Lifetime Achievement Award next month on behalf of the eBay Community, which has 'permanently changed the way people connect, discover and interact with each other.' Perhaps by then, people will have forgotten how eBay enabled buyer 'Blazers5505' to hook up with sellers like 'oneclickshooting' just weeks before the worst mass shooting in modern US history, prompting eBay to issue a gun-parts-don't-kill-students-guns-and-ammo-do statement that showed little evidence of its celebrated commitment to social consciousness. CEO Whitman, who received $11.1M last year for her leadership efforts, has kept a low profile since tooting eBay's trust-and-safety horn for Wall Street analysts two days after the Va. Tech rampage."