Pielke to contribute to new website

By Staff

Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder who also directs CU's Center for Science, Technology, Policy and Research, will be a contributing writer for FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism website that launched earlier this month.

The editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, an ESPN blog, is Nate Silver, a statistician and writer who is best known predicting the 2008 presidential election. Silver also is a special correspondent for ABC News. The site will include coverage of politics, economics, science, life and sports.

Pielke, who writes about the same topics on his own blog, will write a feature every other week.