In politics, Reagan Democrats provide a good sample for determining whether moderate Democrats are breaking ranks on a particular issue. Clinton Republicans provide the flip side of this equation. In the global warming debate, Judith Curry might fit the bill of a Reagan Warmist (or Clinton Warmist, if you will).
Curry, who is chair of the Georgia Tech school of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, tends to side with the alarmists on global warming issues, but is open-minded, non-dogmatic, and will call out flaws in alarmist theories or tactics when she sees them.
To date, I’ve kept Climate Etc. a “tree ring free zone,” since the issues surrounding the hockey stick are a black hole for conflict…. However, two things this week have changed my mind, and I have decided to take on one aspect of this issue: the infamous “hide the decline.”
The entirety of Curry’s Hiding the Decline blog post is very much worth reading, but here are the defining four paragraphs:
(Read more details about Curry’s skepticism of the IPCC’s well-publicized “consensus” on global warming data at Environment & Climate News.)