Judy Curry, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership




Judy Curry

Judy Curry

Judith Curry is president and co-founder of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN). Following an influential career in academic research and administration, Curry founded CFAN to translate cutting-edge weather and climate research into forecast products that support the mitigation of weather and climate risk for public and private sector decision makers.

Curry received a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Chicago. She has held faculty positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Boulder, Penn State University and Purdue University. She currently holds the position of professor emeritus at Georgia Tech. Dr. Curry’s research interests span a range of topics in weather and climate. She has written more than 180 scientific papers and is author of the textbooks “Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans” and “Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Microphysics of Clouds.” She is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union.

Curry is actively engaged at the intersection of science and public policy. She is frequently called on to give congressional testimony and serve as an expert witness on matters related to weather and climate. Dr. Curry has recently served on the NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee, the DOE Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee and the National Academies Climate Research Committee and the Space Studies Board and the NOAA Climate Working Group.

She is a prominent public spokesperson on issues associated with the integrity of climate science and is proprietor of the weblog Climate Etc.

Recent Articles by Judy Curry

Tempering the Alarm on Sea Level Rise

“Antarctica meltdown could double sea level rise.” “The planet could become ungovernable.” Such headlines reflect the growing alarm over sea level rise. How worried should the insurance sector be? Sea level rise is one of the most consequential impacts of predicted global warming. Millions of people in the U.S. alone live in areas at risk […]

How to Predict Atlantic Hurricanes

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was remarkable, including five landfalls of Category 5 storms in the Caribbean Basin and three Category 4 strikes on the U.S. coastline. The 2017 landfalls cost hundreds of lives and record-breaking economic losses, exceeding $250 billion. These losses are sober reminders of hurricane vulnerability and the importance of hurricane prediction […]

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