Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work.

The break comes despite the Trudeau government’s repeated emphasis on the need for science-based decision-making in response to climate change.

For researchers who have welcomed recent statements from Ottawa about the importance of climate research after years of anemic funding from previous governments, the looming gap is a source of disappointment and some surprise.

“All the right words are there, but somehow research groups are going to be dismantled within a few months and nothing is going to appear to prevent this,” said René Laprise, a professor and climate scientist at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Read More…

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(Source: The Globe and Mail)