One of the most esteemed climate scientists in the world has debunked the green agenda’s claim that the planet is confronting a “crisis” due to “global warming.”
Judith Curry, Ph.D., is a climatologist who has published over 140 scientific publications and articles.
Curry, a former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has acknowledged to propagating false “climate change” propaganda. Recently, Curry came forward to admit that she fabricated her studies concluding that “climate change” is causing more frequent and severe hurricanes worldwide.
Curry has been one of the most prominent voices warning for years that the planet faces a “emergency” due to purportedly “man-made climate change.” Her work has been frequently cited by advocates of climate alarmism.
Curry stated that after publishing a study that appeared to demonstrate a dramatic increase in hurricane intensity, she became the beloved of the liberal corporate media.
“We found that the percent of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes had doubled,” says Curry.
Around the time of Hurricane Katrina, the study was published. The “more intense” hurricanes reported in her research quickly provided alarmists with ammunition.
“This was picked up by the media,” and then climate alarmists said to themselves, “Oh, here is the way to do it,” she said. “Tie extreme weather events to global warming!”
Curry confesses that she enjoyed the green agenda ride after her work was linked to “climate change” and received worldwide recognition.
“I was adopted by the environmental advocacy groups and the alarmists and I was treated like a rock star,” Curry recounts. “Flown all over the place to meet with politicians.”
However, other researchers pointed out gaps in her research by emphasizing the years with minimal hurricane activity.
“Like a good scientist, I investigated,” says Curry. “Part of it was bad data,” she confessed. “Part of it is natural climate variability.”
Curry states that her decision to speak out was prompted by the exposure of her own work. She realized through personal experience that the “climate-change industry” is designed to reward alarmism.
“The origins go back to the . . . UN environmental program,” she said.
Some United Nations officials were motivated by “anti-capitalism,” she said. “They hated the oil companies and seized on the climate change issue to move their policies along.”
The UN created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988.
“The IPCC wasn’t supposed to focus on any benefits of warming,” Curry explains. “The IPCC’s mandate was to look for dangerous human-caused climate change. Then the national funding agencies directed all the funding . . . assuming there are dangerous impacts.”
The researchers soon realized that in order to obtain funding, they needed to make alarmist claims about “man-made climate change.”
This is how the climate change alarmists are able to get “manufactured consensus.”