Show me the money

Funding for climate change research is looking healthy despite austerity measures and conservatives clamouring for cuts. Nature Climate Change looks at the data.

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Figure 1: Climate change funding in the United States.
Figure 2: Charitable climate change funding in the United States.
Figure 3: The top 20 areas of climate change research relevant to developing regions.


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Palmer, L. Show me the money. Nature Clim Change 1, 376–380 (2011).

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