Starvation of funding, that is.
This according to today's National Post:
... future Canadian studies on adaptation to the consequences of global warming are in jeopardy because they are being starved of funding, warns the head of a major research foundation.
Since 2000, the Canada Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences has relied on $110 million in federal grants to fund numerous peer-reviewed studies at universities.
But its requests to the previous Liberal and current Conservative governments for more funding in recent years have fallen on deaf ears.
"We haven't been able to fund anything new since July of last year, no matter how compelling it could be," said Dawn Conway, executive director of the foundation.
If it only gets funded if it's "compelling", doesn't this tempt competing climate professionals to inflate their claims? How can we depend on groups like this to provide dispassionate information? Certainly in the press the claims have become ever-more intense until they have begun to sound less like science and more like scaremongering.