Climate science has failed public policy, respected and disenchanted climate scientist Judith Curry argued to the US Congress this week.
Dr Curry deconstructed the history of climate science to claim that the singular focus on research corralled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change into man-made causes destroyed the usefulness of the science from the beginning.
“Motivated by the mandate from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to address dangerous human caused climate change, the climate community has worked for more than 20 years to establish a scientific consensus on human caused climate change, which has prematurely elevated a scientific hypothesis to a ruling theory,” she told House Science committee.
Feeling an imposed consensus has become so entrenched, Dr Curry retired early in January from Georgia Tech, as emeritus professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. She is also president of Climate Forecast Applications Network.
“A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and post-docs regarding how to navigate the craziness in the field of climate science,” she told the committee. Climate Warriors Tilt At The Orthodoxy