Dr Judith Curry was an avowed warmist believing scientist before I started looking into climate science. I watched and read all the debates between Dr Curry, those who pushed the Government’s global warming agenda, and the skeptical community of scientists. Dr Curry was one of the first to actually question the IPCC dogma.
Gradually over the years, her opinion changed as one after the other, the warmist lunacies became uncovered. For that’s what much of it was, lunatic, unswaying, demands to toe the line by fellow tenured climate scientists. Dr Curry resigned today, and here is what she had to say:
Congratulations Dr Curry, finally re-joining the world of real scientists, which include such notables as Dyson, Happer, Lindzen, Singer, Spencer, Christy, Idso Brothers, the Pielkes, father and son, the late Robert Carter and many others. Now, let’s see who else will join the real world of independent non-governmental scientists of the NIPCC.
(h/t climate depot)
Update, I guess this kind of thing was to the fore in Dr Curry’s mind:
[…] “Remember this was a tiny field, a backwater, and then suddenly you increased the funding to billions and everyone got into it,” Lindzen said. “Even in 1990 no one at MIT called themselves a ‘climate scientist,’ and then all of a sudden everyone was. They only entered it because of the bucks; they realized it was a gravy train. You have to get it back to the people who only care about the science.”
Update 3: Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In From the Cold
In the world of climate science, the skeptics are coming in from the cold.