Picture of Dr. Pielke Dr. Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

NCAR/ESIG - Boulder, Colorado

Roger A. Pielke, Jr. is a Scientist at the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. With a B.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado, he focuses his research on the relation of scientific information and public and private sector decision making. His current areas of research are societal responses to extreme weather events,  domestic and international policy responses to climate change, and United  States science policy. In 2000, he received the Sigma Xi Distinguished  Lectureship Award. He currently chairs the American Meteorological  Society's Committee on Societal Impacts, and serves on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Science Steering Committee of the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Research Programme among other advisory committees. He is a co-author or co-editor of three books, most recently (with D. Sarewitz and R. Byerly) Prediction: Science, decision making and the future of nature (April 2000,  Island Press)

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