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Georgia Tech Climatologist Chooses 'Career Suicide' to Keep Her 'Scientific Integrity'
PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 6, 2017 | TYLER O'NEIL

Posted on 01/06/2017 7:56:23 PM PST by Leaning Right

A climatologist at Georgia Institute of Technology resigned from her post because she could no longer navigate the stifling political orthodoxy on climate change.

Former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech Judith Curry announced her resignation in a blog post on Tuesday.

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Curry is known for her scientifically astute explanations of the uncertainties in climate science. Indeed, she has been attacked as "anti-science" by other researchers who repeat the rote "scientific consensus" that man-made global warming is a catastrophic threat to humanity.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; curry; globalwarming
I'm sorry to see her go.

And this is yet another example of how people protest things. PC protesters make noise and burn down things. Non-PC protesters simply resign.

1 posted on 01/06/2017 7:56:23 PM PST by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

GA Tech hates to see the $$$ go!


2 posted on 01/06/2017 7:57:20 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: Leaning Right

Hopefully she will have a bright future, after Trump is sworn in!


3 posted on 01/06/2017 8:00:03 PM PST by foundedonpurpose
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To: Leaning Right

“Former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech Judith Curry announced her resignation”

Truly heroic virtue, and I have nothing but respect for women like her!


4 posted on 01/06/2017 8:01:07 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ealgeone

saw her interview with Tucker. Told it like it is. Research can only get funded it supports and has supported Global Warming and how man has influenced temperature variation.... take notice Trump.


5 posted on 01/06/2017 8:02:53 PM PST by DOC44 (Have gun will travel.)
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To: Leaning Right

Climate bullies


6 posted on 01/06/2017 8:04:46 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Leaning Right

Yuge bravo, Dr.Curry .. You deserve better !


7 posted on 01/06/2017 8:07:14 PM PST by tomkat
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To: DOC44
Research can only get funded it supports and has supported Global Warming...

I've read that the same sort of thing is happening in the world of physics. Professors who support string theory get tenured, and then promoted. Professors who doubt string theory get shown the door.

So much for healthy skepticism. It seems like we have regressed to a time before the Age of Enlightenment. Accept the establishment viewpoint, or get fired.

8 posted on 01/06/2017 8:09:40 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: heterosupremacist

Amen.


9 posted on 01/06/2017 8:11:45 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!!)
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To: Leaning Right

Exactly.


10 posted on 01/06/2017 8:12:53 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!!)
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To: Leaning Right
In Dec. 2015, Curry testified before the Senate about climate change.

Her testimony starts at 34:50.

11 posted on 01/06/2017 8:13:53 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: heterosupremacist
I have nothing but respect for women like her!

Agreed. But part of me wishes that she would have stayed on. As a tenured professor, she had the freedom to make life difficult for the climate change toadies.

As it is, she will probably be replaced by a climate change toady. So it's one step forward, and two steps back.

12 posted on 01/06/2017 8:18:28 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right

Evert time I hear about the science being settled, I know they are not scientists.
Scientists know that science is never settled.
Science is all about challenging and questioning the accepted.


13 posted on 01/06/2017 8:19:36 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Every time I hear about the science being settled, I know they are not scientists.

I believe it was Charles Krauthammer who said "If it is science, it is not settled. And if it is settled, it is not science."

The good doc is often wrong, but he hit this one out of the park.

14 posted on 01/06/2017 8:23:12 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Science is all about challenging and questioning the accepted.

As Max Planck said, “Science advances one funeral at a time.”

15 posted on 01/06/2017 8:27:23 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Leaning Right

I have followed Prof Curry since she invited Steve McIntyre (debunker of much of paleoclimatology and disassembler of Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick) to give a talk at Georgia Tech in 2007. Judy Curry was everything you want in scientist: careful, measured, objective, open-minded and deeply knowledgeable and informed.

She has not gone far. I will continue to follow her blog posts.


16 posted on 01/06/2017 8:30:39 PM PST by bjc (Show me the data!)
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To: Leaning Right

I hope she lands somewhere where she can do her work.


17 posted on 01/06/2017 8:41:48 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Leaning Right

Remember Climategate.


18 posted on 01/06/2017 8:43:50 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Leaning Right

Remember Climategate.


19 posted on 01/06/2017 8:43:53 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Leaning Right

Hillsdale College could probably find her a spot.


20 posted on 01/06/2017 8:47:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DOC44

If anyone doesnt think thismis how it is for just about evrrything else, they are crazy.

All the nutrition info at these very same places have destroyed the careers of researchers who didnt affirm the hypotheses their grants were supposed to support.


21 posted on 01/06/2017 8:50:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Leaning Right

PC radicals destroy another career.


22 posted on 01/06/2017 8:53:35 PM PST by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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To: Leaning Right
"Professors who support string theory get tenured, and then promoted. Professors who doubt string theory get shown the door."

I've recently read that string theory is a dead end. Is that wrong?

23 posted on 01/06/2017 9:21:55 PM PST by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Plus LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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To: bjc

Correction: Steve McIntyre’s trip was in early 2008.
https://climateaudit.org/2008/02/06/off-to-georgia-tech/

Soon after this invitation to Steve McIntyre,Professor Curry began to be vilified by prominent activists in her field and essentially shunned. The way funding works around the NSF and other funding agencies is that prominent activists can influence what work gets funded and who gets funded. The field of climate science is best described as Lysenkoist - with minimal tolerance of those with contrary opinions.

That Professor Curry fought for so long in this environment is to her credit. May she prosper and prevail.


24 posted on 01/06/2017 9:27:13 PM PST by bjc (Show me the data!)
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To: Leaning Right

Climate Change bump for later....


25 posted on 01/06/2017 9:33:06 PM PST by indthkr
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To: A Navy Vet
I've recently read that string theory is a dead end. Is that wrong?

I'm no string theory expert as my primary training is in chemistry. But the article I mentioned earlier said that there is no hard evidence supporting string theory. And, furthermore, due to the nature of the theory there can never be any such hard evidence.

So I guess it all depends on how well string theory explains what is observed in the lab. All I know is that string theorists keep inventing more and more dimensions to try to explain things. I think they are up to 26 dimensions now. Sounds like a very weak theory to me.

But here's the kicker. Big Bang's Sheldon Cooper has given up on string theory. So I guess that settles it.

26 posted on 01/06/2017 9:35:18 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

“Hopefully she will have a bright future, after Trump is sworn in!”

Trump should appoint her head of NOAA, NASA, or the EPA. She’d be a major asset in any of the three.


27 posted on 01/06/2017 9:38:01 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Leaning Right

Trump cabinet position. global warming czar.


28 posted on 01/06/2017 10:05:12 PM PST by kvanbrunt2 (all your base are belong to us)
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To: A Navy Vet

>I’ve recently read that string theory is a dead end. Is that wrong?

It’s been a dead end for 30 years but since Physicists no longer produce real break throughs they need something as complicated as String Thorey to keep thier jobs and funding. Thus it lingers on.


29 posted on 01/07/2017 1:58:28 AM PST by RedWulf (Trump:Front Lines. Obama: Back Nine. Hillary:Nap T)
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To: Leaning Right

OOH, I’m sorry to see her go and sorry she is abandoning the fight.

OTOH, I completely understand.

Rummyfan
Georgia Tech EE 1981


30 posted on 01/07/2017 3:30:04 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: heterosupremacist
I just watched Dr. Curry on Tucker Carlson's show. She is a rare example of scientific honesty and courage because she is willing to take a stand against fascist political correctness, a very dangerous trend, which is stifling truth on every hand and threatening the survival of the scientific process itself. How much more evidence do we have to have to show us that we now have fake science to accompany the fake news we get on a daily basis from the Washington Post when our best scientists have to leave academia to have academic freedom to search for the truth? The Anarchists are alive and well in the vast majority of our colleges and universities and they are anarchists because they want to plunder the real life that others have built. The cost of a college education would drop by 80% if we could get rid of the anarchists in the field of academia and I hope people with college aged children will begin to protest against this attempt to brain wash the nation is such a destructive way. Get higher education out of the hands of the elites who want to hold power even if it means destroying everything rational and good..Even if it means war. They must be stopped and people like Dr. Curry are leading the way toward understanding what is happening. God bless her. Hope she will soon write her book. I wish she would name the fake academic science professors who put those knives in her back to shut her up. They need exposure. That is the best way to stop them.
31 posted on 01/07/2017 3:44:53 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: jazzlite

....and then they claim that if you work in the private sector instead of government or academia, then you’re just a whore, and any anti-AGW research you do is just for money and you’re to be ignored. See how neatly that all ties up?


32 posted on 01/07/2017 5:20:09 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jazzlite

....and then they claim that if you work in the private sector instead of government or academia, then you’re just a whore, and any anti-AGW research you do is just for money and you’re to be ignored. See how neatly that all ties up?


33 posted on 01/07/2017 5:20:11 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DOC44

I saw the interview also. It’s worse than you described. Professor Curry put herself among the “98%” of scientists who acknowledge global warming and conclude that human activity has contributed to it. Her sin was to emphasize the imprecision of the estimates of the extent of warming and the fraction contributed by humanity, as well as to challenge the wisdom of extreme and costly policy interventions that might alter future warming by, at most, less than one degree centigrade over the next century.


34 posted on 01/07/2017 6:25:51 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Leaning Right
A good read: https://judithcurry.com/2017/01/03/jc-in-transition/
35 posted on 01/07/2017 6:34:54 AM PST by palmer (turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure)
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To: Still Thinking

The same attitude exists in biomedical research. If you work for Big Pharma or even get research funding from Big Pharma, you are considered a corporate sellout. Never mind that most of the major medical breakthroughs in recent years have come from privately sponsored research rather than government funding through NIH, NCI, etc. Tom (not John) Stossel from Harvard has written a revealing book about the conflict-of-interest myth in corporate-sponsored pharmaceutical resarch.


36 posted on 01/07/2017 6:38:52 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Rummyfan

Are you a Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva engineer?


37 posted on 01/07/2017 9:19:59 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Leaning Right
Massive Iceberg as Big as Delaware Set to Break Away From Western Antarctica

She was probably fighting people like O'Leary (underlines mine):
"O’Leary said that Larsen A and B’s breaks were 'unequivocally climate change-related,' but so far researchers aren’t linking global warming to Larsen C’s split.
The team says the break in Larsen C has likely been caused by natural geographic patterns marked in their research for decades.

That last notwithstanding, you can bet the hype will be that "climate change" caused the calving.

38 posted on 01/07/2017 9:36:29 AM PST by Oatka
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To: Leaning Right

Apply to Liberty University.


39 posted on 01/07/2017 9:38:39 AM PST by Freemeorkillme
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To: Still Thinking

Indeed I am. And I drink my whiskey clear.


40 posted on 01/07/2017 9:52:05 AM PST by Rummyfan
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