Judith Curry Slams AAAS – “Blatant Misuse Of Scientific Authority”

Posted: July 6, 2016 by oldbrew in censorship, climate, ideology, Idiots
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As a blog commenter notes: “The American Association for the Assassination of Science” has spoken.

Judith Curry writes: “The AAAS et al. have shot themselves in the foot with this one”.
They’ve tried their best to make an AAAS of themselves😐

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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Professional science organizations’ calling on Republican lawmakers to stop questioning climate science is a “a blatant misuse of scientific authority,” according to a prominent climate scientist.

“This statement is a blatant misuse of scientific authority to advocate for specific socioeconomic policies,” Judith Curry, a Georgia Tech climate scientist, wrote of a letter sent by dozens of scientific groups to Congress last week.

Science groups, led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), sent a letter to Congress reminding lawmakers of the “the consensus scientific view of climate change.”

“This conclusion is based on multiple independent lines of evidence and the vast body of peer-reviewed science,” the AAAS letter reads. “There is strong evidence that ongoing climate change is having broad negative impacts on society, including the global economy, natural resources, and human health.”

But Curry, a noted skeptic of many of the claims…

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Comments
  1. Ron Clutz says:

    The last time AAAS sent such a letter in 2009, we got the Climategate emails leaked.

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/climategate-redux/

  2. oldbrew says:

    “There is strong evidence that ongoing climate change is having broad negative impacts on society, including the global economy, natural resources, and human health.”

    Such as?

  3. Paul Vaughan says:

    I have to throw a wrench in here (someone has to do this – let it be me…)

    We’d be better off without JC.
    Such dull vision can’t lead.

    We’ve got big problems with our American representation. Big problems.
    Let’s not shy away from saying so.

    I do still pay attention to what Bill Illis says.

    Aside from that, the US is a write-off.

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