Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
Today’s offering: $1.5 million for climate change studies in Mexico!
Clark University reports:
Researchers from Clark University are embarking on a three-year project in Central Mexico that, for the first time... help policymakers and the public collectively understand how much is at stake under climate change.
“As scientists and educators, we need to work creatively and collectively to help the public and policymakers understand,” says Tim Downs, associate professor in Clark’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) and the grant’s principal investigator.
Through the project’s co-creation model — where academic researchers collaborate with government and community stakeholders, including indigenous populations...
Funded by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Program, the project, “Co-Creating Research and Education Capacities to Understand, Visualize, and Mitigate Climate-Change Impact Cascades and Inequities in Central Mexico,” will involve nine faculty and 19 graduate students from Clark’s IDCE department, Graduate School of Geography, and Becker School of Design & Technology.
$1.5 million American taxpayer dollars...
...being spent in Central Mexico...
...to study climate change.
Um, what about this:
Oh that's right. Washington doesn't care.