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After Climategate I realised I had fallen into groupthink, climate expert said

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.”

Read more: “There’s no emergency” – dissident climatologist Dr Judith Curry on the ‘manufactured scientific consensus’ on climate change, Biz News, 5 October 2022

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.

In the week that followed, Dr. Curry published two essays on Climategate: ‘On the credibility of climate research’ and ‘An open letter to graduate students and young scientists in fields related to climate research’. These two essays were soon followed by a third titled ‘On the Credibility of Climate Research, Part II: Towards Rebuilding Trust’.

In 2015, Dr. Curry testified at a hearing of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation titled ‘Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate’.

“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.”

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.

Further reading: Dr. Judith Curry chooses integrity over the state of climate science, Watts Up With That, 4 January 2017

We have embedded the video below to begin at the last section of Climate Hustle subtitled ‘The Jig is Up’ during which Dr. Curry discussed her change in viewpoint.

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