To learn that an entrepreneurial approach is now being applied to the CSIRO, and that its emphasis -- its workforce, its scientists -- will be moved (or replaced) from climate and environmental data gathering and analysis to concentrate on mitigation and adaptation drawing from "big data" is nothing short of tragic.

The study of anthropogenic climate change -- climate change caused by humanity polluting the atmosphere with carbon and other greenhouse gases -- is the study of a process of “change”. It does not conveniently stop at any point in time so we can come up with solutions that we can commercialise for profit.