JC in transition

Posted: January 3, 2017 by oldbrew in climate

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‘I figured I’ve earned the right to explore and do what I want.’

Absolutely, it should be fun.

Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry

Effective January 1, I have resigned my tenured faculty position at Georgia Tech.

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Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Judith Curry writes:

    ‘A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science. Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committees and boards, professional recognition, etc.

    How young scientists are to navigate all this is beyond me, and it often becomes a battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide (I have worked through these issues with a number of skeptical young scientists).’
    – – –

    Surely science isn’t supposed to be like that 😦

  2. I walked away and, eventually, found the next paradigm (but your results may vary). The key, I have found, is that the individual mind is the unit of intelligence, therefore of paramount importance, and sooner or later it must strike out on its own, in order to be what it was meant to be and find the truth for itself.

  3. oldmanK says:

    A nice read. I seems retirement is when we (some) turn a new page—-from forced fiction to reality. When one finds they are no longer at the mercy of the demands or threats of society.

    However the old ‘Ivory Tower’ is really a lock-smith’s shop. One can have the lock forced early on one’s mind busted, or to have the key broken inside and leave it impregnable.

  4. pyromancer76 says:

    It took her an awfully long time. I followed her attempts to thread the needle from a long time ago. She knew what was going on.

    At the same time, I am not judging because we need both careers and livelihoods for professional-self and family-income. I can’t say what I would have done if I had been in the beginning or middle years when the AGW scam became cemented in government agencies, academia, scientific journals, media, and everywhere else NWO-Marxist funding could conquer.

    I hope many more will follow Dr. Curry after President Donald Trump’s victory. Finally sanity, truth, law and order. Empty the “Ivory Tower”; no real scientists can research or thrive there. Find new places for your brilliance.

    I think we are ready for new institutions. Example: Tallbloke blog became the new investigative journalism, the new proponents of the scientific method (search for truths), that that no free society can do without.

    Out with the fraudulent “Ivory Tower”. I hope all parents take charge of their children’s (through college-age) education — children need real education early and later to earn their way as they find their talents for productivity and responsibility.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Maybe some role advising the new US administration on climate-related issues is not out of the question?

  6. p.g.sharrow says:

    The use of the mime “People are evil and cause Climate Change” is as old as the human race. The Gods are angered but I/We can intercede and save us all! just give me power over your lives, give me your wealth, I know how to save us all!
    You would think people would learn about this con game, and lock up the mad men that preach it…pg

  7. oldbrew says:

    GWPF reports:
    In an interview with E&E News, Curry said she would like to see a greater focus on the uncertainties of climate science and a better exploration of them through scientific debate free of politics.

    “Once you understand the scientific uncertainties, the present policy path that we’re on doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she said. “We need to open up policy dialogue to a bigger solution space. So I’m just looking to open up the dialogue and to provoke people into thinking.”

    http://www.thegwpf.com/judith-curry-retires-citing-craziness-of-climate-debate/

  8. Sparks says:

    I never understood politics

  9. oldbrew says:

    ‘KNIVES STICKING OUT OF MY BACK’: JUDITH CURRY TELLS TUCKER CARLSON WHY SHE LEFT ACADEMIA

    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech.

    “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night.

    “I walk around with knives sticking out of my back,” she said. “In the university environment I felt like I was just beating my head against the wall.”

    http://www.thegwpf.com/knives-sticking-out-of-my-back-judith-curry-tells-tucker-carlson-why-she-left-academia/

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