Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Government Funds Study to See Where Sun Will Rise Tomorrow

Well, not quite, but check out this story...

Killer Whales Increasing in Hudson Bay

Now, I do not mean to make light of a genuine enviromental problem. Nor do I mean to dispute at this time whether or not we have a global warming problem. But what got me about this story are these quotes regarding the, "Global Warming and Arctic Marine Mammals" study by federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans...
The study receives close to $100,000 a year, provided mostly by the government of Nunavut.
So far, Ferguson said, the data has confirmed for researchers what northerners have said all along.
"It really surprised us, and confirmed what the traditional knowledge was, that there's more killer whales."

Studies... don't you just love 'em? Why don't they just take the $100,000 a year, give it to the residents who already have the information (and who could probably use the money), and say, "Thank you very much." ;)

Take Care

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