Tell Nate Silver: Fire Confusionist Roger Pielke
Sign the Petition
Below is the petition we will deliver to Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight:
Your science writer, Roger Pielke, has cooked the data on climate change and threatened some of our most respected climate scientists for questioning his factual accuracy. Fire climate contrarian Roger Pielke from FiveThirtyEight and set a higher standard for climate science reporting.
Right now, FiveThirtyEight, one of the most hotly anticipated news ventures to launch this year, is on the ropes after trying to pass off notorious climate contrarian Roger Pielke, Jr. as a science writer. News just broke that Pielke sent threatening emails to respected climate scientists who criticized his work, and now pressure is mounting for his removal.
FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver just announced that he’d commission a response to Pielke’s misrepresentations of climate science, but — especially since news broke that Pielke threatened climate scientists — more and more media outlets and partners are calling for Silver to kick Pielke to the curb.
We’ve got Silver’s attention, and the heat on Pielke is growing. Now is the time to tell Nate Silver: Fire Roger Pielke.