INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE
Dr. Curry is a prominent climate scientist and former longtime chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Curry has been a member of the National Research Council’s Climate Research Committee and the United States Department of Energy’s Biological & Environmental Research Advisory Committee. She has authored three books and nearly two hundred scholarly articles on climate science. Dr. Curry also maintains an active blog, Climate Etc., which provides a forum for climate researchers, academics, technical experts from other fields, citizen scientists, and the interested public to engage in a discussion on topics related to climate science and the science-policy interface. Dr. Curry has received numerous federal grants and contracts over the past ten years to study climate science. Her full curriculum vitae is available online and is also attached hereto as Exhibit 1. 1 As it relates to this case, Dr. Curry has been critical of Appellee Michael Mann’s methodological approach to climate science and the conclusions he has reached. Dr. Curry has experienced personal and professional attacks from Dr. Mann for her criticisms of his work. Dr. Mann has a pattern of attacking those who disagree with him and this case is another in a long line of tactics to silence debate over the science of global warming. Dr. Curry is a stalwart supporter of free speech and believes it plays a crucial role in the advancement of scientific debate. She has an acute interest in the outcome of this case because should Dr. Mann prevail, he would be emboldened to continue his pattern of attacks against Dr. Curry and others like her, and others would be emboldened to do so. She also has an interest in robust debate on climate science in keeping with the scientific principles she espouses.