Judith Curry’s blog, Climate Etc., is an exception to the stereotype of denier blogs. Curry is a real climate scientist with strong credentials. Committed to reason, evidence, and open inquiry, she is willing to examine legitimate points the climate skeptics may be making — as well as the evidence and arguments from mainstream climate science.
And I thought: oh, she’s putting that up front because she is dead chuffed that someone is calling her “Committed to reason, evidence, and open inquiry, she is willing to examine legitimate points the climate skeptics may be making — as well as the evidence and arguments from mainstream climate science” which is, obviously, nonsense. But flattering nonsense.
It was only when I got to the end of her article that I realised that she’s actually incensed by the “Judith Curry’s blog, Climate Etc., is an exception to the stereotype of denier blogs” which, although a bit odd, parses as Judith Curry’s blog, Climate Etc., is a denier blog.
So what is deeply amusing here is that the SEJ are completely wrong: JC isn’t a denier (I don’t know what she is; hopelessly confused and lost, I’d say) but she certainly isn’t committed to reason and evidence. She is entirely happy with open inquiry – the more open the better, in fact, so wide and open that no real conclusions can be drawn and nothing is so wacky as to be ruled out, so there’s really no great point reading any of it. She’s certainly willing to blog about septic talking points, though not AFAIK subject them to skeptical examination; and not terribly good at presenting mainstream science.
What else is funny? Well she isn’t very happy being below Deep Climate either. SEJ say Watts Up With That is one of the more civil… of the denier blogs. It is not reliable as a source of factual information. The second sentence is certainly true; the first is a pile of dingoes kidneys. Unless the rest of the denialists are weally weally wude.
As to the rest? The put RC at the top, which is correct. They don’t include me, which is obviously wrong. I was going to write my own “guide to blogs” once, but then I realised I was out of date.
[Very late update: speaking of the D word: it winds up JoNova no end: see the spittle fly.]