A once darling of the climate alarmism community-turned skeptic climate scientist Judith Curry told John Stossel that the "man-made climate change" narrative is a "manufactured consensus" because researchers found that they could make money pushing it.
The video released on Tuesday pointed out how some scientists take aggressive attempts to hide data that shows that climate change isn't a crisis. She said they do "Ugly things" such as "Avoiding Freedom of Information Act requests. Trying to get journal editors fired."
"The origins go back to the…U.N. environmental program," Curry said about the "climate changed industry." She noted that some UN officials were motivated by "anti-capitalism. They hated the oil companies and seized on the climate change issue to move their policies along."
She pointed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was set up "to look for dangerous human-caused climate change" and "not focus on any benefits of warming."
Curry discussed how science journals aided in promoting one side of the narrative. She pointed to an instance of an editor of the journal "Science" who once wrote, "The time for debate has ended" in a political rant.
"What kind of message does that give?" she asked. Then said it promotes "the alarming papers! Don't even send the other ones out for review. If you wanted to advance in your career, like be at a prestigious university and get a big salary, have big laboratory space, get lots of grant funding, be director of an institute, there was clearly one path to go."
Curry was highly promoted after she published a study that showed an increase in hurricane intensity. She said, "We found that the percent of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes had doubled."
"This was picked up by the media, alarmists said 'Oh, here is the way to do it.' Tie extreme weather events to global warming!" she added.
Curry said after that she was "treated like a rockstar." She added that she was "Flown all over the place to meet with politicians."
However, it was after seeing critics of her work point to other periods with lower levels of hurricanes that she went back to investigate. She said it turns out "Part of it was bad data. Part of it is natural climate variability."
The man-made climate change narrative has shifted public policy on a global level. The Biden administration has a goal to reduce greenhouse admissions by 50 percent by 2030. A goal that has cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars to meet it. The administration gave the Environmental protection agency $576 billion in the 2022 omnibus spending bill.
Climate czar John Kerry recently claimed that their climate policies were not rooted in ideology but "math, mathematics, and science, about physics." In June, Multnomah County in Oregon filed a lawsuit against oil companies, alleging that they caused a heat wave in 2021.
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