Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fail: DOE Spent Stimulus Money to Study Climate Change in Maldives, India and Australia.

Scanning ARM Cloud Radar in Darwin

The Stimulus bill was sold as a job creator. Actually it was a payback for Obama's supporters and their pet projects. It was poorly aimed at job creation.Of course, any honest observer knows the Stimulus failed at job creation.
( – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that it has used $60 million of the $1.2 billion given to the agency in economic stimulus funds for purchasing “advanced-technology research instruments” to study climate change.

Some of this equipment was deployed at facilities in the Maldives, India and Australia.

The DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement, or ARM program, was launched more than two decades ago as a way to improve scientific models for climate research and weather prediction. In a statement released on Aug. 18 on the Web site – the site tracking the $821-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – ARM is described by the Obama administration as a program focused on climate change.

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