Climate Science’s Myth Buster
This brings us to why Judith Curry left the world of the academy and government-funded research. "Climatology has become a political party with totalitarian tendencies," she charges. "If you don't support the UN consensus on human-caused global warming, if you express the slightest skepticism, you are a 'climate-change denier,' a stooge of Donald Trump, a quasi-fascist who must be banned from the scientific community." These days, the climatology mainstream accepts only data that reinforce its hypothesis that humanity is behind global warming. Those daring to take an interest in possible natural causes of climactic variation-such as solar shifts or the earth's oscillations-aren't well regarded in the scientific community, to put it mildly.
Judith Curry is a true climatologist.
She once headed the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, until she gave up on the academy so that she could
express herself independently. "Independence of mind and climatology have
become incompatible," she says.