Australia’s world-leading climate and environmental science capability is facing an uncertain future with the news of more major job cuts at CSIRO, according to the Australian Academy of Science.
The announcement comes on top of cuts of more than $20 million to climate and environmental science in the 2014-15 Federal Budget. Media reports indicate that up to 300 positions in the organisation will change, mainly within the Oceans and Atmosphere and Land and Water divisions.
Academy President Professor Andrew Holmes said there was now serious concern about Australia’s future capacity to conduct climate and environmental science, and our ability to contribute to the global monitoring of climate change.
Photo caption: CSIRO headquarters, Limestone Avenue, Canberra (Photographer : David McClenaghan)
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