GEOG Colloquium: The Science and the Politics of Disasters and Climate Change
SPRING 2012 Series
FRIDAYS 3:30 - 5:30 PM
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: A GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE
All talks will be held in either the IBS building, room 155 or in Guggenheim building, room 205. Refreshments following the talks.
Co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
March 2, 2012
THE SCIENCE AND THE POLITICS OF DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
IBS Building, Room 155
by Roger Pielke, Jr., Environmental Studies Program and CIRES, University of Colorado
Bios: Roger A. Pielke, Jr. joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in 2001. He is currently Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES Roger serves as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. He also served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the University's Graduate Program in Environmental Studies from 2002-2004. Roger's current areas of interest include understanding the relations of science and politics, technology policy in the atmospheric and related sciences, use and value of prediction in decision making, and policy education for scientists. In 2000, Roger received the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship Award and in 2001, he received the Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award by students in the University of Colorado's Department of Political Science. Before joining the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.