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Joy has indeed descended upon “Mudville” as the mighty LHC smashed a home run and CMS and ATLAS scored in the bottom of the ninth – just as the lights were about to be turned off. It seems that “the cumulative budget deficit originating from LHC construction [believed to have cost $6.5 billion so far - up from a $4.5 billion budget] has not been [sic] payed yet”. Serious budget cuts are planned mostly for future R&D, pension funds are underfunded by $1.7 billion (Dollars and Swiss Francs are roughly equal in value) and the European economic crisis is having a negative effect on sponsor contributions.
I am not a scientist, nor am I qualified to judge the value of the scientific data now being gathered about the Earth’s climate. I have, however, spent more-years-than-I-care-to-admit advising businesses in matters related to financial, investment and budgetary decisions. … Continue reading