Friday night, Tucker Carlson interviewed a climatologist named Judith Curry who recently resigned from her position at Georgia Tech. She contends that left wing climate change activists have taken over the scientific study of the subject and she was tired of the politics.
Reason reported on this:
Georgia Tech Climatologist Judith Curry Resigns over ‘the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science.’
Climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology Judith Curry has announced her resignation effective immediately on her blog, Climate, Etc. I have long found Curry to be an honest researcher and a fair-minded disputant in the ongoing debates over man-made climate change. She excelled at pointing out the uncertainties and deficiencies of climate modeling. Given the thoroughly politicized nature of climate science her efforts to clarify what is known and unknown by climate science caused her to be pilloried as “anti-science” by other researchers who are convinced that man-made global warming is leading toward catastrophe. In her blog annoucement Curry explains her resignation:
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.
During the interview with Tucker, Curry says:
“I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging you know, their big story so I mean I walk around with a knife sticking out of my back.”
“university should be places of unfettered research freedom of investigation honest and open debate diverse perspectives etc and in certain fields you know that are politically relevant you’re definitely not seeing that”
Watch the video:
Perhaps we need to stop politicizing things like science.
Just a thought.