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Roger A. Pielke Jr.

Professor, University of Colorado

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Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001, where he teaches and writes on a diverse range of policy and governance issues related to science, innovation, sports. 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 awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. In 2006, Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Roger served as a Senior Fellow of The Breakthrough Institute from 2008 to 2018. He has been a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan since 2016. Before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado, from 1993 to 2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His books include The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press (2007), The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell you About Global Warming (2010, Basic Books) and The Edge: The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports (Roaring Forties Press, 2016). His most recent book is The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change (2nd edition, 2018, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes).

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The SPARC Project April, 2010. "Usable Science: A Handbook for Science Policy Decision Makers."


Chhetri, Netra, Lloyd, Jason, Nordhaus, Ted, Pielke Jr. , Roger A., Joyashree, Roy and Sarewitz, Daniel. March, 2016. "Adaptation for a High-Energy Planet." Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute, Washington, DC.


Pielke Jr. , Roger A. 2014. The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change. Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.

Dirks, Gary, King, Loren, Laird, Frank, Lloyd, Jason, Lovering, Jessica, Nordhaus, Ted, Pielke Jr., Roger, et al. 2014. High-Energy Innovation, A Climate Pragmatism Project.

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Sarewitz, Daniel, Shellenberger, Michael, Nordhaus, Ted, Joyashree, Roy, Pielke Jr. , Roger A., Luke, Max, et al. 2014. Our High-Energy Planet – A Climate Pragmatism Project. Breakthrough Institute & Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.

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