A climate scientist casted doubt on the green movement and its narrative of human-caused climate change in her recent book, “Climate Uncertainty and Risk: Rethinking Our Response.” In an article written for American Thinker, Jerome R. Corsi highlights the journey that geoscientist Judith A. Curry, Ph.D. went through and is currently going through with her field.
In 2007, Curry was a proponent of the narrative that humans were causing climate change. She hopped on the bandwagon when the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fourth assessment report. But that support was short-lived because two years later, after the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia released a series of unauthorized emails, the narrative quickly broke down.
The emails reportedly highlighted the politicization of the climate change agenda. To deal with the conflicting information, the narrative quickly shifted to calling those who first broke the story “climate change denialists.” The emails allegedly showed how scientists were manipulating data around climate change.
Curry has since moved on from the academic world of climate after claiming that she lost her love for it. But her latest book counters the predominant narrative that humans are the sole cause of altering the climate. While she makes it clear that carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases no doubt contribute to the changing “atmospheric composition,” she notes that the Earth has been changing for 4.6 billion years.
Curry argues that the conversation surrounding the issue has been redefined to only include humans as the sole variable responsible for atmospheric change. In her book, she also wrestles with what mathematician Edward Norton Lorenz proved in his initial theory called the “butterfly effect.” Overall, they argue that weather is unpredictable and influenced by various factors, and if it is not simple to predict whether or not there will be a tornado, it is as equally, if not more, complex to determine the amount of climate change caused by humans.