Curry: 'My first reaction was that this was some kind of joke, or that some of these individuals didn’t know what they were signing.'
Curry schools signers of letter:
First, you have been duped by the Merchants of Doubt book/movie.
Third, the source of funding is not the only bias in research, and the greatest bias does not necessarily come from industry funding.
Fourth, scientists disagree about the causes of climate change for the following reasons:
Insufficient observational evidence
Disagreement about the value of different classes of evidence (e.g. models)
Disagreement about the appropriate logical framework for linking and assessing the evidence
Assessments of areas of ambiguity and ignorance
Belief polarization as a result of politicization of the science
Fifth, what you have done with this letter is advocacy. This is a very dicey role for a scientist to play, fraught with reputational and ethical land mines.