The Daily Caller claims to have found that a "Top University Stole Millions From Taxpayers By Faking Global Warming Research"
This is somehow not surprising considering politicians love for spending public money in order to make themselves look grand and enrich their friends through grants to fund "predetermined result" studies. From the article:
Government and private grants have made CCCEP one of the most lavishly funded institutions of its kind in the world, as it has raised and spent about $37 million since 2008.
Studies that receive financial support from the public sector don’t have to disclose it as an ethical conflict of interest, even when that support is in the millions of dollars.
Now this is an interesting point, why would a publicly funded study not be required to disclose a conflict of interest? One would think that considering the public is indeed funding the study, that disclosure of a conflict of interest would be a requirement.
It gets better:
Recent studies in the U.S. — which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to support the scientific case for its Clean Power Plan — saw the agency give $31.2 million, $9.5 million, and $3.65 million in public funds to lead authors, according to EPA public disclosures.
The author who received $3.65 million, Charles Driscoll, even admitted to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the result of his study was predetermined, saying “in doing this study we wanted to bring attention to the additional benefits from carbon controls.”
Yes you read that correctly, i.e.: predetermined results! So not only is public money being wasted enriching fraudulent organizations, the mere outcome of the studies are predetermined by the politicians who approve their funding. You just can't make this stuff up.
And as a final note, mainstream media coverage of the story we could only find a Fox News re-post. It seems none of the major internet or other main stream news sites make mention of this fraud. We assume this is because it does not follow the mantra of the climate debate and would be embarrassing to the politicians driving climatology research this decade.