Accuweather’s Joe Bastardi, denier of basic climate science, resigns after 32 years
(TheWeatherSpace.com) – After more than 30 years, Long Range and Expert Meteorologist Joe Bastardi has resigned from Accuweather.com
Jesse Ferrell of Accuweather.com officially announced the rumor as true, leaking it to a known weather forum.
A call into Accuweather to confirm this was met with a hostile person on the other end that declined to comment on why Bastardi left, ending up in a hang up.
“I don’t think we’ve issued an official release, but what I posted on his facebook page serves as truth”, Ferrell said.
Well, who knows, maybe Accuweather reads ClimateProgress [see “How many major scientific misstatements does Joe Bastardi have to make before In-Accuweather fires him as their chief long-range forecaster?” As expected, he rejects my bet. He says that if he’s wrong, he’ll be “driven from the field“].
Probably not, I suppose, but he wasn’t helping their reputation as the self-proclaimed “World’s Weather Authority” with his absurdly anti-scientific long-range forecasts claiming we are headed back to 1970s levels of temperature and Arctic sea ice cover (see “I accept Joe Bastardi’s wager on global warming — and I also challenge him to one on Arctic sea ice“).
As I said last year, if he does leave, I expect FoxNews will hire him as their ‘forecaster’. Any wagers on how fast that happens?
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