Climate Heretic

Broadcast on 2015/01/10 (PT)

wp-Judith Curry-PhDJudith Curry, PhD.

Dr. Curry is a professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and President (co-owner) of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN). She has been known for her work on hurricanes, Arctic ice dynamics and other climate-related topics. But over the past year or so she has become better known for something that annoys, even infuriates, many of her scientific colleagues. According to one article in Scientific American, Curry has been engaging actively with the climate change skeptic community, largely by participating on outsider blogs such as Climate Audit, the Air Vent and the BlackĀ­board. Why a climate heretic? Because she has come to question the way climatologists react to those who question the science. She thinks there’s a lot of “crankology” out there. She is all about not lumping in the good with the bad and wants us to think – not tell us what to think! This show sponsored by The Fairfax Companies.

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3 thoughts on “Climate Heretic”

  1. Ian Nunn says:

    I’ve followed Judith for a while and find she has an honesty towards the topic that is uncommon. I’m glad you made her available to the public. I’m a computer scientist not a climate scientist. I don’t want to spend the time getting up to speed on the deep science but I can read and process data.I recently updated my analysis on weather issues in my blog post: The Weather in 2014: Extreme Hysteria but Not Extreme Weather (at: The point is that anyone can take available official data and see for themselves – with a little work – that the hysteria on every aspect associated with the climate issue is just that – hysteria.

  2. Oliver Manuel says:

    Thank you for this Broadcast interview with Professor Curry, a very talented climatologist who understands the need to keep channels of communication between the believers and doubters of the AGW theory.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo
    Postdoc – Space Physics
    PhD, Nuclear Chemistry

  3. renewableguy says:

    Judith Curry gets a lot of things wrong. I’m quite uncomfortable that Mrs. Green has given this misinformer a mike to tell it wrong.

    rcp is representative concentration pathways

    RCP 8.5 is the path we are on now

    Go to table 4 and notice that RCP8.5 will become 4.9*C by 2100. This destroys our societal structure.

    RCP 2.6 This is the most desireable pathway that only gives us 1.5*C by 2100.

    I am limited by internet formats. This is clear that Judith Curry is overlooking a great deal of the worst by soft shoeing AGW. This is a very dangerous path

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