updated 13 July 2018
Pielke, Jr., R. and E. Boye, (2018, submitted). Scientific Integrity and Anti-Doping Regulation, Drug Science, Policy and Law.
Pielke, Jr., R., R. Tucker and E. Boye, (2018, submitted). Serious Problems Found in a Partial Replication of Bernier and Garmin (2017), British Journal of Sports Medicine. (PDF)
Pielke, R. (2018). Assessing Doping Prevalence is Possible. So What Are We Waiting For?. Sports Medicine, 48(1), 207-209.
Klotzbach, P. J., Bowen, S. G., Pielke Jr, R., & Bell, M. (2018, in press). Continental United States hurricane landfall frequency and associated damage: Observations and future risks. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, .
Pielke, Jr. R. (2018). Weather-related natural disasters 2017: Was this a reversion to the mean?, Risk Frontiers (HTML)
Pielke, Jr., R. (2018). IAAF Opens up on Testosterone: Some Reactions, Sports Integrity Initiative. (HTML)
Pielke, Jr., R. (2018). A Call for Bermon and Garnier (2017) to be Retracted, Sports Integrity Initiative. (HTML)
Pielke, Jr., R. (2018). Science Communication as Intellectual Hospitality, The Honest Broker. (HTML)
Pielke, Jr., R. (2018). Donald Trump isn’t waging war on science. He just doesn’t care, The Guardian. (HTML)
Pielke on Climate #8 (link)
Pielke on Climate #9 (link)
Pielke on Climate #10 (link)
Pielke on Climate #11 (link)
Pielke on Climate #12 (link)
- Scientific Authority and Political Myth, May 2018, Lyon, France
- How University Faculty Can Help Fix College Athletics, April 2018, Boulder
- Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Policy, June 2018, Tokyo, Japan
- Extreme Politics and Extreme Weather, April 2018, University of Minnesota
- Misusing the Future, February 2018, Tokyo, Japan
These days I am giving a few talks on issues related to climate change. So I am trying to make them count. This page is an effort to organize these, mainly for myself. If you’d like to borrow PPT slides from the talks just drop me an email.
Some recent talks:
- Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Policy, June 2018, Tokyo
- Extreme Politics and Extreme Weather , April 2018, University of Minnesota
- Misusing the Future, February 2018, Tokyo
- Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia, July 2017, London
- You Can’t Say That! Journalism, Science and Politics, November 2015, Delft
Extreme Weather and Extreme Politics
A talk by Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado
18 April 2018, 7PM
University of Minnesota
Molecular and Cellular Biology Building (MCB)
420 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN. 55455
Parking: Coffman Union Garage
In 2017, three major hurricanes struck the United States, causing as much as $200 billion in damage and considerable loss of life. Whenever extreme weather events occur, assertions are made about possible connections to human-caused climate change. We need not rely on assertions as there is a robust body of research and evidence available. I’ve studied extreme weather the damage that it causes for the past 25 years. I’ve also had a front row seat to the so-called “climate wars” — the highly politicized, often nasty and always passionate debate over human-caused climate change. This talk will present consensus science and data on the role of human-caused climate change in trends in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather, in the United States and around the world. I’ll also describe the significant challenges I faced in simply trying to present this science to policy makers and the public. The bottom line? Scientific integrity matters, regardless of your politics. All sides in the climate debate should do better. I’ll suggest how
This post summarizes my positions and endorsements related to 2018 US elections. These views are expressed in my private capacity and are not related to my work as a professor. Some endorsements are in races that directly affect me, others are not. I’ll update as races and issues become more clear. Caveat lector.
I’m expressing these positions here for two reasons. One is on the off chance that someone might see them and explore my recommendation a bit further. The other is that I am often asked my political views, so here they are.
Updated: 4 March 2018
The annual report has come to be an expected yearly event for academics. For me it is called the FRPA – Faculty Report of Professional Activities and is due to my campus administrators in January. To get a head start I’ve put together a 2017 year in review.
Pielke, R. (2017). Assessing Doping Prevalence is Possible. So What Are We Waiting For?. Sports Medicine, 1-3.
Pielke Jr, R. (2017). Sugar, spice and everything nice: how to end ‘sex testing’ in international athletics. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 1-18.
Pielke, Jr.R. (2017), Climate Change as Symbolic Politics in the United States, IEEJ Journal (October, pp. 11-15). (PDF)
Weinkle, J., & Pielke Jr, R. (2017). The Truthiness about Hurricane Catastrophe Models. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 42:547-576.
Book review, The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce (link)
Contributor, Climate Pragmatism: The Rightful Place of Science (CSPO/ASU)
The Least Thing blog (link)
The Honest Broker blog (link)
The Climate Fix blog (link)
Has the United States reached peak (American) football? Play the Game
Is Youth Football Past its Prime? The Conversation
Experts respond to Trump’s climate blitzkrieg, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Amateur Sports’ Last Stand? Play the Game
Possible scenarios for the future of US college sports Play the Game
Putin “was at heart of Russian drug scandal” Mail on Sunday
A Litigious Climate Threatens Scientific Norms, Wall Street Journal
The Hurricane Lull Couldn’t Last, Wall Street Journal
Policy-related reports and testimony
Submission to European Athletics on World Record Revision Proposal, European Athletics. (PDF)
The Climate Fix Newsletters
Pielke on Climate #1 (link)
Pielke on Climate #2 (link)
Pielke on Climate #3 (link)
Pielke on Climate #4 (link)
Pielke on Climate #5 (link)
Pielke on Climate #6 (link)
Pielke on Climate #7 (link)
A few years ago I committed to giving fewer talks, but ensuring that each provided the opportunity to say something new or (hopefully) important. Here are the talks I gave in 2017 that best fit into that category.
March – An Inside Look at the Politics of Climate (University of Florida, PDF)
March – The Science and Politics of “Sex Testing” in International Sport (University of Florida, PDF)
April – Scientific Integrity and Anti-Doping Regulation (Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Oslo, Norway, Twitter talk)
July – New values for sport governance in the 21st century (Australian Society for Sports History, Sydney, Australia, abstract)
July – Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia (GWPF, London, YouTube below)
October – What Should Scientists do When Science Gets Political? (Silas Ethics Lecture, Georgia Tech, link to video)
November – An Evaluation of the Governance of US Olympic Sports Federations (Play the Game, Eindhoven, Netherlands, PDF)
New Class Syllabi
Introduction to Sports Governance (PDF)
Interviews, Podcasts, Discussions
Making Science Count in Policymaking (YouTube below)
Science, Politics and the March for Science (WOSU, link)
Sex Testing in Sport (ABC News Australia, link)
IAAF & Testosterone Regulations (The Ticket, starts at 7:45, link)
Science in Policy and Politics (YouTube below)
Russia’s Ban Isn’t a Sure Win for Anti-Dopers (Colorado Public Radio, link)
As Concerns Grow About Health Risks, Has the US Reached Peak Football? (Colorado Public Radio, link)
Miscellaneous media reports (via Google News, link)