by Chris White, The Daily Caller
The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents affirmed Thursday its support for an academic targeted and browbeaten by a left-wing environmental group angry about articles he wrote about climate change.
The board overwhelmingly passed a resolution stating that “faculty and students must have complete freedom to study, to learn, to do research and to communicate the results of these pursuits to others.” The resolution addressed comments made by the editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress against Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a professor at the university.
Judd Legum, the head of the left-wing blogsite, said Oct. 28th there was no secret campaign to target and destroy the career of Pielke.
Legum’s environmental website, ClimateProgress, took issue with pollster Nate Silver’s 538 website hiring Pielke to write about global warming issues. The academic challenged in one article a Democratic talking point that global warming was making extreme weather more severe.
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