Skip to comments.National Science Foundation funded climate change musical to tune of $700,000
Posted on 03/31/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT by jazusamo
Call it Climate Change: The Musical!
The National Science Foundation has spent nearly $700,000 on a climate change-themed theatrical production, leaving some in Congress questioning if the organization's grant funds could be put to better use.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, questioned White House science czar John Holdren in a hearing last Thursday about the way the NSF is using taxpayer money -- including on the grants for the play, a New York production called "The Great Immensity."
I support basic research, which can lead to discoveries that change our world, expand our horizons and save lives, Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, told FoxNews.com. But NSF has funded too many questionable research grants. Spending taxpayer dollars to fund a climate change musical called The Great Immensity sounds more like a waste of taxpayer dollars -- money that could have funded higher priority research.
All government employees and their agency heads need to remember they are accountable to the American taxpayer who pays their salary and funds their projects. It is not the government's money; it is the people's money, he added.
The play is being produced by New York-based activist theater group The Civilians with a grant award from 2010. According to a plot description on the theater companys website, "The Great Immensity" focuses on a woman named Phyllis as she tries to track down a friend who disappeared while filming an assignment for a nature show on a tropical island. During her search, she also uncovers a devious plot surrounding an international climate summit in Auckland, New Zealand.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
It's a house of cards.
Sounds like the kind of propaganda event you’d expect in Mao’s China.
ELIMINATE the NSF.
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
DISMANTLE the plundering collectives.
INCARCERATE socialist economic slavemasters.
The DOD used to do a good job of funding (equipping labs and supporting Science Profs) real Science Back In The Day.
“Springtime for Algore”
Liberals destroy everything they touch.
The Great Density. (Of cranial contents)
I will bet that you will find that the program managers at the NSF also object to this absurd waste of money and that the grant was politically driven.
That could well be the case.
“...the kind of propaganda event youd expect in Maos China.”
Exactly, The climate change musical probably starts out with the song “The East IS Red.”
Just a bunch of crooked greedheads cashing in their fat government paychecks. I WORK for my money.
Many, many purported “scientists” are ethically-challenged and are science prostitutes. Their results are supportive of their funders.
Should be a piece of cake to put together a Climate Change musical. Featuring:
The Heat Is On
We’re Havin’ a Heat Wave
Summer in the City
Singin’ in the Rain
Let it Snow
Next, Obamacare the musical. Everything is politicized now.