Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Judith Curry Collection

I've been working on an open letter to Dr. Judith Curry and since there's no room there for getting into all the reasons I feel justified in writing such a letter to this scientist who traded-in her standing among scientists as a respected colleague, for her current standing as an adored advocate for the Global Warming Denial PR Community, I've compiled this collection of articles that look into various aspects of Judith Curry's brand of science in a vacuum, and science by rhetoric.


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BY JOE ROMM NOVEMBER 11, 2010

Only three things in life are certain:  Death, taxes, and the grim consequences humanity faces if we take no serious action to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

Now that I think of it, though, lots people on this planet don’t pay taxes.  I guess only two things are certain after all.

Then again, who wasn’t certain the anti-science crowd in Congress would get around to inviting Judith Curry as a witness for the prosecution of their case against climate science?  I suspect they’ll be disappointed.  More on that at the end.

My one-time lecture-circuit companion, Dr. Judith Curry, Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, has now taken the crown as the most debunked person on the science blogosphere, which is quite a feat considering the competition.  But she invites debunking by her tendency to make scientific-sounding pronouncements without having actually read the relevant literature, and then backing down the minute she is challenged by someone who has or who has actually contributed to that literature.

And then there’s her tendency to libel people, such as this ...
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The Rise and Fall of Judith Curry
Posted on January 24, 2014 
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Judith Curry’s Testimony: Where There’s Smoke…
January 20, 2014
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About Judith Curry

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Favourite climate myths by Judith Curry
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Climate Misinformer: Judith Curry
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Corrections to Curry's Erroneous Comments on Ocean Heating
Posted on 30 January 2014 by dana1981
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Italian flag curry
Posted on 21 December 2012 by gws
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Rose and Curry Double Down on Global Warming Denial
Posted on 23 October 2012 by dana1981
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The Certainty Monster vs. The Uncertainty Ewok
Posted on 2 March 2012 by dana1981
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Baked Curry: The BEST Way to Hide the Incline
Posted on 1 November 2011 by dana1981
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Preference for Mild Curry
Posted on 28 February 2011 by dana1981

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May 03, 2014
I was surprised to see Judith Curry (archived here) putting up some old, wacky and long bit of idiocy from John Christy. Back in 2011, John was whining to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, protesting the …
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May 03, 2014

Among them are Richard Lindzen at MIT, Willie Soon at the Harvard Smithsonian Observatory, Judith Curry at Georgia Tech, Roy Spencer and John Christy at the University of Alabama and a long list of other Ph.D. experts.
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Apr 26, 2014
Once you get past David's emotive language, what he wrote wasn't all that different to what Robert Stavins wrote. David does pop in a plug for Richard Tol's dummy spit and Judith Curry's anti-IPCC stance. But he also puts in ...
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Apr 22, 2014
Judith Curry is being hailed as a hero by all the climate science deniers at wattsupwiththat (archived here). What has she done now to deserve their accolades? Well, according to Larry Hamlin, she's written to plead not to let …
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Apr 19, 2014

See Judith Curry yesterday, or the add on wrap she says she will post soon. Some things are so improbable they are not worth insuring against. The 2014 March Madness perfect bracket is a great example where Warren ...
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Apr 19, 2014
I don't have much to say about the fact that Judith Curry seems to have embraced Mark Steyn (archived here), who is being sued for defamation. Judith says with her usual carefully ambiguous wording that: Mark Steyn has ...
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Mar 09, 2014
Nigel Lawson offers a sample of "what the GWPF" is all about, which I expect would delight Judith Curry, knowing her views on the IPCC. And I wonder would Judith agree with GWPF Director Benny Peiser who seemed to be …
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Mar 06, 2014

I can't really add anything to what these people have written, except to say that Judith Curry wrote a foreword to Nic and Marcel's articles, with effusive praise for Nic and Marcel and slightly more muted "appreciation" for the ...
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Mar 05, 2014
Judith Curry boasted that she started a talk to American Physical Society Meeting in Denver with these words (archived here): For the past 15+ years, there has been no increase in global average surface temperature. So she …
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Jan 31, 2014

Judith Curry has an article about the storm (archived here). According to her accounts, the weather bureaux gave the odds at 30% that the snow would hit Atlanta. I gather that she and most of the people commenting there ...
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Jan 30, 2014

Judith Curry has a blog post (archived here) in which she tries to justify this statement she made in her written testimony to a recent US Senate Committee Hearing. Further, Arctic surface temperature anomalies in the 1930's ...
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Jan 20, 2014
In other words, Judith is arguing that "it might not happen" even if we keep polluting the air with greenhouse gases. Any outsider would be excused for concluding that Judith Curry is a "sky dragon slayer" who disputes the …
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Jan 20, 2014

Judith Curry is going great guns diving into denial territory. Yesterday I wrote about her appalling testimony to the US Senate Committee about the IPCC report and implied it may be preferable to "modify the climate" by …
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Dec 28, 2013

Judith Curry - as part of written testimony provided by John Christy to the US House Subcommittee on Environment, which Judith states here she gave permission to John Christy to submit. "I prepared that essay as part of …
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Oct 02, 2013
I admit to being surprised sometimes by the antics of science deniers and disinformers. Anthony Watts and Judith Curry are incredibly ignorant of intergovernmental workings and don't know the difference between science ...
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Oct 02, 2013

Once again, Judith Curry is wrong. I believe she's wrong to call it a "pause of 15+ years", particularly as this starts close to the extremely hot year of 1998 after which the temperature dropped below the trend only to rise higher ...
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Oct 06, 2013
Judith Curry is a science-denying blogger who is, by day, a climate scientist. Today on her blog, she copies and pastes huge slabs from a couple of interesting blog posts and twists them about to suit her own agenda, writing ...
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Sep 30, 2013
Just in case you didn't realise that Judith Curry has turned into an utter nutter, she is now blurting out nonsense to anyone who'll still take any notice of her. The sensationalists and muckrakers. They know they can get Judith to ...
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Sep 24, 2013
Judith Curry's site is painful. It's looking more like WUWT every day. Her previous article was by someone arguing that metabolic changes to phytoplankton in a warming world - and the flow-on effects - won't be bad because ...
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Sep 28, 2013
Diagnosis: paradigm paralysis, caused by motivated reasoning, oversimplification, and consensus seeking; worsened and made permanent by a vicious positive feedback effect at the climate science-policy interface.
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Sep 20, 2013


You've got to wonder about Judith Curry. It's some time now since she "outed herself" as a science misinformer but one can't help but speculate just how involved she is in what has been exposed in this Bloomberg article.
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Sep 20, 2013
The deniers really are running out of stuff to complain about. Judith Curry is getting nuttier by the day (archived here) and now anti-science blogger Anthony Watts has joined in the fray at WUWT (archived here).
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Sep 15, 2013
I'll mention that David quotes Judith Curry (scientist turned denying fan of David Rose) as saying it's "incomprensible to me" that the IPCC would state, very conservatively, that it is 95% certain that humans have caused more ...
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Sep 08, 2013

David Rose reckons he nabbed a quote from Judith Curry but you can't take him at his word. This quote isn't about Arctic ice, though. It's about Judith's favourite subject - doubt. Judith is getting nuttier day by day, so I wouldn't ...
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Aug 02, 2013
I wrote my take on scientists and policy and so did a number of other people - such as William Connolley at Stoat, James Annan, Victor Venema, Wotts and Judith Curry. They all bring different perspectives. I'm not going to …
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Aug 01, 2013

The main denier site that I keep an eye on is WUWT and, rarely, Judith Curry's blog and I almost never bother with other fringe anti-science or half-anti-science blogs (aka "lukewarmers"). This article of Tamsin's appeared on 
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Jul 29, 2013

I noticed a few visitors here from Judith Curry's blog and discovered HotWhopper got an honorable mention in the comments. So I'll return the favour. It also gives me a chance to show David Appell up in a good light to make ...
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Jun 16, 2013
Apparently Judith Curry has been "receiving inquiries from journalists" about the "cooling" since 2002, ignoring the fact that three of the ten years since 2002 were hotter than it was that year. JC note: Attention in the public ...

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Judith Curry has a new post about Ocean heat content uncertainties. The post itself seems to just be the standard uncertainty monster rearing it’s ugly head. Maybe it is too soon to be confident about anything. Maybe there are still … Continue reading →
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After a peaceful couple of weeks, I managed to write a post yesterday about Curry vs Mann that caused another minor Twitter storm. It was the normal infantile tweets from the usual suspect, and I didn’t get to see them … Continue reading →
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John Nielsen-Gammon has an article called your logic escapes me. It’s about Judith Curry’s testimony to the US Senate’s EPW committee (that I discussed here). I recommend reading the article yourself; it’s very good. Basically, Judith was presenting evidence that … Continue reading →
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Eli has a post about Andrew Dessler’s testimony to the Senate’s Environmental and Public Works (EPW) committee, so I had thought to try and write something about Judith Curry’s testimony, but haven’t really had a chance to read it thoroughly … Continue reading →
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The issues of free speech and censorship seems to have cropped up in a number of places in the climate debate recently. Judith Curry has a recent post where she has highlighted and commented on recent articles about this topic. … Continue reading →
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There is increasing evidence to suggest that we may see an extreme El Niño event later this year, which could make 2015 the hottest year on record. Given that surface warming has slowed and we continue to accrue energy, most … Continue reading →
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Judith Curry has a new post about the Death(?) of Expertise. It’s based on an article by Tom Nichols in which he discusses the death of expertise. I saw the article myself and had been tempted to write a post … Continue reading →
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Judith Curry tweeted me (and others), yesterday, to suggest that Sou’s interpretation of much of what Judith says is typically ludicrous. I know that Sou can be snarky (that’s her chosen style) but she’s often pretty spot-on and more than … Continue reading →
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William Connolley had a recent post about making stuff up, that discussed the linear relationship between temperature change and change in forcing (ΔT = λΔF). I commented that I had thought that this linear relationship was simply an approximation based … Continue reading →
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I notice that the deadline for the submission to the UK government’s IPCC inquiry has passed. I didn’t submit anything; partly because I just forgot, and partly because I’m still just an anonymous blogger and doing so would seem to … Continue reading →
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I noticed Anthony Watts and Judith Curry getting quite excited by a new paper from Emma Suckling and Leonard Smith called An Evaluation of Decadal Probability Forecasts from State-of-the-Art Climate Models. The paper was basically a comparison of an ensemble … Continue reading →
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I notice that David Rose has an article in the Daily Mail that is mainly about Government ministers and eco-zealots, but that also includes a discussion of Judith Curry’s recent Stadium Wave paper. I haven’t read the paper in great … Continue reading →
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Judith Curry is currently promoting an analysis by someone called the Scottish Sceptic (Mike Haseler) in which he has attempted to differentiate between what he calls sceptics and non-sceptics (academics/warmists) (Sceptics vs Academics). I think the terminology is awful, but … Continue reading →
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In a recent post, I highlighted an interview with Michael Mann in which he discusses possible tipping points. These are essentially rapid and irreversible (at least on short timescales) changes to our climate system. Judith Curry, however, has a recent … Continue reading →
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Judith Curry has a recent post called CO2 ‘control knob’ fallacy (?). Admittedly there is a bracketed question mark at the end, but I get the impression that Judith thinks that using the term ‘control knob’ when referring to CO2 … Continue reading →
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Judith Curry has a new post called the relentless increase of ocean heat content. It mentions two – very good in my opinion – alarming blog posts, one by Stefan Rahmstorf and the other by Joe Romm. These two posts … Continue reading →
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Judith Curry, a professional climate scientist who writes the Climate Etc. blog, is apparently blown away by a recent paper in Nature. The paper is by Yu Kosaka and Shang-Ping Xie and is called Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial … Continue reading →

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