I just came across this. I think it’s wasted as a Google Reader annotation, so I thought to pass it along.
The largest problem with Curry imho. is that she is on the way of marginalizing herself. It is a fair point that scientists should try to understand the views of some of the “citizen scientists” – but by not addressing (and even to some extent adding to) the noise to signal ratio, she isn’t helping.
If you are going to criticise something, then make sure that you have the facts right – if you generalize, then make certain that you state out front that it is a generalization – and don’t make the mistake of giving examples that are easily shown not to match the generalized points.
With regards to the SPM (summary for policy makers): Uncertainties should be stated up front – but only to the same summary level as the general text. Otherwise we end up with a “teach the controversy” unbalanced approach.