roger pielke


Roger Pielke, Jr.

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
1333 Grandview Avenue
Campus Box 488
Boulder, CO 80309-0488

Tel: 303-735-0451
Fax: 303-735-1576

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). Roger's research focuses on science, innovation and politics and in 2011 began to write and research on the governance of sports organizations, including FIFA and the NCAA. Roger holds degrees in mathematics, public policy and political science, all from the University of Colorado. In 2012 Roger was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden and was also awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. Roger also received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. At CIRES, Roger served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Before joining the faculty of 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, and holds academic appointments at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the London School of Economics. 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 (2007). His most recent book is The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming (2010, Basic Books). He is currently working on a book on technology, innovation and economic growth.


Most Recent Publications:

Pure Science Ideal and Science Policy

Fifa Has Bigger Problems Than Corruption Alone

The Decline of Tornado Devastation

Our High Energy Planet: A Climate Pragmatism Project

Balancing Energy Access and Environmental Goals in Development Finance: The Case of the OPIC Carbon Cap

In Retrospect: The Social Function of Science

An Obama Advisor Is Attacking Me for Testifying That Climate Change Hasn't Increased Extreme Weather

What Does It Mean to be Anti-Growth?

Climate Policy Robs the World’s Poor of Their Hopes

US Immigration Policy Negatively Impacts US Soccer

Wheelmen: A Book Review

After Haiyan: How to act on scientific advice that's politically inconvenient?

Defining Energy Access for the World’s Poor

Australia's Carbon Debate Mirrors Global Follies

Claims at Odds with IPCC Report

Providing Evidence to Policy Makers: an Integration of Expertise and Politics

Going to the moon was easy by comparison

Making Energy Access Meaningful (full version with figures)


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