Judith A. Curry

Judith A. Curry is an American climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include hurricanes, remote sensing, atmospheric modeling, polar climates, air-sea interactions, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for atmospheric research. She is a member of the National Research Council’s Climate Research Committee.[1]

Curry is the co-author of Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans (1999), and co-editor of Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2002), as well as over 140 scientific papers. Among her awards is the Henry G. Houghton Research Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1992.

Regarding climate change, she thinks that the IPCC reports typically neglect what she calls the “Uncertainty Monster”[2] in projecting future climate trends, which she calls a “wicked problem.”[3] Curry also hosts a popular science blog in which she writes on topics related to climate science and the science-policy interface.

When she was questioned about potential conflicts of interest, this was her response to the Scientific American: [2]
“I do receive some funding from the fossil fuel industry. My company…does [short-term] hurricane forecasting…for an oil company, since 2007. During this period I have been both a strong advocate for the IPCC, and more recently a critic of the IPCC, there is no correlation of this funding with my public statements.”
‘Curry said she uses income from her company to fund her research, which has liberated her from having to agree fully with the IPCC on global warming. But it also opens her up to criticisms of conflict of interest, given that her company gets business from the fossil fuel industry.’

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060006489

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