[Kerry claims that his climate hoax bill wouldn't create new government bureaucracy]
Kerry: Climate Bill Really a "Refund Bill" - "Nothing grows the size of government. Every penny goes back to creating jobs and protecting the American consumer."Flashback: Kevin Rudd's Department of Hot Air costing taxpayers $90m | Perth Now
TAXPAYERS will fork out $90 million a year to keep more than 400 public servants employed within the Federal Climate Change Department - despite most of them now having nothing to do until 2013.Greenhouse-gas numbers up in the air : Nature News
More than 60 of them are classified as senior executive staff on salaries between $168,000 and $298,000 a year. Their salary bill alone will cost an estimated $12 million every year.
To control emissions, countries must first account accurately for their carbon. That will take considerable effort, reports Jeff Tollefson.
The state of California is about to become a giant playground for more than 200 atmospheric scientists. Beginning this week and extending into July, aircraft will criss-cross the skies, measuring an array of greenhouse gases, aerosols and other atmospheric properties as they fly over cities, industrial facilities and agricultural areas. Dozens of scientists will man two ground stations, while a ship monitors the air off the coast and two electric vehicles zip about collecting samples upwind and downwind of selected sites.