'So it is no surprise the university has harbored one of the world's most knowledgeable climate change skeptics, despite relentless efforts by media types, billionaire activists and the Obama administration to silence and destroy him. Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., has long been a professor in the Environmental Studies Program at CU. He has won impressive awards, served a fellowship at Oxford, and earned other professional credentials and accolades too numerous to list here. We don't know or care about Pielke's political views. We only know he is a man genuinely devoted to scientific discovery.'
Pielke's article reporters and publications who blacklisted him for documenting how climate change was not causing more intense or more frequent natural disasters. After Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Paige St. John quoted Pielke, she "was pilloried by her peers in the media."
That's a problem for Big Global Warming, a quasi-industry of activists, special-interest journalists and politicians who drive funding by claiming each tornado, hurricane and blizzard proves urgent need to publicly fund more research.
CU has done a stand-up job supporting Pielke and other faculty who challenge conventional wisdom, censorship and establishment group think. We wish Pielke all the best, but urge him never bury his climate change findings.