In recent years the media, politicians, and activists have popularized the notion that climate change has made disasters worse. But what does the science actually say? Roger Pielke, Jr. takes a close look at the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the underlying scientific research, and the data to give you the latest science on disasters and climate change. What he finds may surprise you and raise questions about the role of science in political debates.
The Rightful Place of Science is a book series published by Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, and edited by G. Pascal Zachary. The series explores the complex interactions among science, technology, politics, and the human condition.
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Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES, Roger served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Roger's research focuses on the intersection of science and technology and decision making. In 2006 Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Before joining the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Roger is a Senior Fellow of the Breakthrough Institute. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. His most recent book is The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming (Basic Books, 2010).Review:
Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, the conviction that climate change is already increasing weather-related natural disaster losses is strengthening. In Disasters and Climate Change, Roger Pielke, Jr. lays out the evidence with his usual cogency and invites readers to come to their own conclusions. A valuable and timely contribution. --Prof. John McAneney, Managing Director, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University
While Roger Pielke, Jr. and I hold quite different views on the policy implications of climate change, we are in agreement that the public is not well served by the politicization of climate science or by excessive emphasis on the role of global warming as a contributor to today's weather disasters. I found his short volume on these topics to be highly informative, engaging, and thought provoking. --Prof. John Michael Wallace, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Roger Pielke, Jr.'s book shines a welcome beacon of light on the science of climate change and extreme weather events. Whilst underlining the importance of human-caused climate change, he argues forcibly, in agreement with the IPCC, that such changes in climate cannot be seen as increasing the intensity and frequency of hydro-meteorological disasters, and thus damage related to extreme events. A thought-provoking read! --Dr. Peter J. Webster, President, Atmospheric Section: American Geophysical Union and Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Descripción Consortium for Science, Policy, & Outcomes. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 124 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.28 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0692297510
Descripción Consortium for Science, Policy, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110692297510