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03/19/2014 12:16 pm ET Updated Mar 19, 2014

Nate Silver's New Science Writer Ignores The Data On Climate Science | ThinkProgress

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Nate Silver’s highly anticipated data-driven news site FiveThirtyEight launched on Monday, with a controversial figure covering science issues. Silver has brought on Roger Pielke, Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, as a contributing writer – a political scientist who comes with a long history of data distortion and confrontations with climate scientists.

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