Great: National Science Foundation Spends $700,000 on Climate Change Musical

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:13 pm

We’re just sure this will be an even-handed approach to the climate change hoax.

Call it Climate Change: The Musical!

The National Science Foundation has spent nearly $700,000 on a climate change-themed theatrical production, leaving some in Congress questioning if the organization’s grant funds could be put to better use.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, questioned White House science czar John Holdren in a hearing last Thursday about the way the NSF is using taxpayer money — including on the grants for the play, a New York production called “The Great Immensity.”

“I support basic research, which can lead to discoveries that change our world, expand our horizons and save lives,” Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, told “But NSF has funded too many questionable research grants. Spending taxpayer dollars to fund a climate change musical called ‘The Great Immensity’ sounds more like a waste of taxpayer dollars — money that could have funded higher priority research.”

“All government employees and their agency heads need to remember they are accountable to the American taxpayer who pays their salary and funds their projects. It is not the government’s money; it is the people’s money,” he added.

Accountable? Really?

The play is being produced by New York-based activist theater group The Civilians with a grant award from 2010. According to a plot description on the theater company’s website, “The Great Immensity” focuses on a woman named Phyllis as she tries to track down a friend who disappeared while filming an assignment for a nature show on a tropical island. During her search, she also uncovers a devious plot surrounding an international climate summit in Auckland, New Zealand.

The description says the play is “a thrilling and timely production” that is “a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?”

By not falling for this scam in the first place?

7 Responses to “Great: National Science Foundation Spends $700,000 on Climate Change Musical”

  1. Darth Chipmunk on 1/01/14 at 9:25 am

    Just remember: Global warming is a serious issue with serious consequences and it may already be too late and we’re all going to die!!!!!

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program, “Global Warming, The Comedy.”

  2. Alan in Chicago on 1/01/14 at 10:02 am

    This is actually GREAT ‘news’. From here on out, and WHENEVER my socialist friends ask me for my views on Climate Change, I’m just going to ask:

    “Are you referring to ‘Climate Change THE MUSICAL – wherein the US Congress voted to produce the play for $700,000???Don’t you think the$700,ooo in question could have been better spent, in beefing up the ObamaCare website, for example?