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Former "settled science" scientist has soured on "consensus"
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:08:46 AM »
August 22, 2013

While the Obama administration presses forward with plans to deal with climate change, Congress remains steadfast against taking action. It’s not easy to find a scientist who will agree with that point of view. But Republicans have found an ally in a climate scientist by the name of Judith Curry.

Curry actually entered the public eye in 2005, with a paper in Science magazine warning that hurricanes were likely to become more intense as a result of climate change. But in the years since then, she’s soured on the scientific consensus about climate change. Her mantra now is, “We just don’t know.”

This message plays well in the House of Representatives, so it’s no surprise that Curry was called to testify at a subcommittee hearing there this spring.

Curry certainly has the credentials. She is a professor and chairwoman of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also runs a side business as a private weather forecaster. But she doesn’t deny the basic principles of climate change.
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Re: Former "settled science" scientist has soured on "consensus"
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 09:12:11 AM »
Someone finally speaking truth to power:  "we just don't know."
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