Joe Bastardi Exits Accuweather
February 24, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Veteran weather forecaster JOE BASTARDI has exited ACCUWEATHER, reports the WASHINGTON POST.
ACCUWEATHER announced the departure of BASTARDI, who has been vocal in his skepticism about humans' role in global warming, on a FACEBOOK page. writing, "Farewell to JOE BASTARDI who has left ACCUWEATHER after a distinguished 32-year career. We appreciate JOE’s dedicated service to our clients over these many years and wish him luck with all his endeavors. In addition, a hearty congratulations to two great meteorologists who will both be taking on expanded roles -- PAUL PASTELOK is now leader of ACCUWEATHER’s Long-Range Forecasting team and HENRY MARGUSITY is taking an expanded role with the Pro site."
Company spokesman JUSTIN ROBERTI said the move was BASTARDI's decision and that the choice was a "surprise" to ACCUWEATHER and not connected to his stance on climate change.