Guest post by David Middleton
Feb 9, 2020,9:44 am
How Academic ‘Blacklists’ Impede Serious Work On Climate Science
Roger Pielke Contributor
I research and write about science and technology in policy, politics and in sport
A climate advocacy group called Skeptical Science hosts a list of academics that it has labeled “climate misinformers.” The list includes 17 academics and is intended as a blacklist. We know of this intent because one of the principals of Skeptical Science, a blogger named Dana Nuccitelli, said so last Friday, writing of one academic on their list, “if you look at the statements we cataloged and debunked on her [Skeptical Science] page, it should make her unhirable in academia.”
That so-called “unhirable” academic is Professor Judy Curry, formerly the chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, and a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society. By any conventional academic metric, Curry has compiled an impressive record over many decades. The idea that she would be unhirable would seem laughable.
But there is nothing funny about Skeptical Science.
There’s also nothing skeptical or scientific about the Skeptical Science.
Dr. Pielke’s article is infuriating and well-worth reading.
It’s long-past time to respond to such defamation.