After the revelations of Climategate, Dr. Judith Curry felt compelled to reassess the “groupthink” on climate change she had been drawn into and conduct her own independent assessment. Her independent assessment didn’t support the “groupthink” narrative. As a result, the proponents of the climate change scam tried to silence her in every way they could. But they haven’t succeeded.
Dr. Judith Curry, Professor Emeritus and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has become known as one of the outspoken scientists who doubt the “scientific consensus” on climate change. As a result, she was “academically, pretty much finished off” and “essentially unhirable.”
The Climategate scandal began on 19 November 2009 when an archive file containing emails between members of the Climatic Research Unit (“CRU”) was copied to numerous locations across the Internet. “When you read some of those files – including 1,079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential,” The Telegraph’s James Delingpole wrote.
“Prior to 2009, I felt that supporting the IPCC consensus on climate change was the responsible thing to do. I bought into the argument: ‘Don’t trust what one scientist says, trust what an international team of a thousand scientists has said, after years of careful deliberation’. That all changed for me in November 2009, following the leaked Climategate emails, that illustrated the sausage making and even bullying that went into building the consensus,” she said.
“I came to the growing realisation that I had fallen into the trap of groupthink … I began making an independent assessment of topics in climate science that had the most relevance to policy.”
To hear what Dr. Curry concluded in her independent assessment watch the video below. You can read a transcript HERE.
Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, 8 December 2015 (5 mins)
Two years later, Dr. Judith Curry resigned from her position at the Georgia Institute. The year before, she appeared in CFACT’s documentary ‘Climate Hustle’ which touched on her journey from being a member of the climate establishment to a principled dissenter after being shocked by what was revealed in the Climategate emails.
If you are unable to watch the video above on Rumble, you can find it on YouTube HERE. You can watch Climate Hustle 2: Rise of the Climate Monarchy (2020) HERE. Climate Depot, an affiliate website of CFACT, has been keeping up to date with the aftermath of Climategate. You can find a list of its articles HERE.
Academics reading the emails could see quite clearly the tribalism at work, and in comparison to other fields, climatology comes off looking juvenile, corrupt and in the grip of a handful of self-appointed gatekeepers and bullies.
Dr. Curry hosts a website, ‘Climate etc.’, which provides a forum for climate researchers, academics and technical experts from other fields, citizen scientists and the interested public. She is also the President of Climate Forecast Applications Network (“CFAN”).