Braying climate alarmists have turned science into social engineering political quackery.
The Daily Caller -- The climate researcher targeted by a well-funded liberal media outlet earlier this year said billionaire-backed environmentalists railroaded his career in conjunction with thought police masquerading as journalists.
Roger Pielke Jr., a climate researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, said he was astonished by “the degree to which journalists and academics joined the campaign” to derail his career. Their efforts show how quickly and rabidly politicians and media outlets turn against “inconvenient” research, he wrote in a recent op-ed with The Wall Street Journal.
Pielke was referencing the reaction he got from an article he wrote for political pollster Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com, which challenged a Democratic talking point that global warming was making extreme weather more severe. The reaction was swift and centered around articles from ThinkProgress subsidiary ClimateProgress.