Updated: My 2018 Publications and Talks

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updated 5 December 2018

Publications

Pielke Jr., R. (2018). The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change, 2nd Edition (ASU/CSPO). (Amazon)

Weinkle, J., Landsea, C., Collins, D., Musulin, R., Crompton, R. P., Klotzbach, P. J., & Pielke, R. (2018). Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017. Nature Sustainability (PDF).

Pielke, Jr., R. and E. Boye, (2018, submitted). Scientific Integrity and Anti-Doping Regulation, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.

Pielke, Jr. R., R. Tucker and E. Boye, (2018, submitted). Scientific Integrity and the IAAF Testosterone Regulations, International Journal of Sports Law.

Pielke, Jr., R., R. Tucker and E. Boye, (2018). Serious Problems Found in a Partial Replication of Bernier and Garnier (2017), Science of Sport. (PDF) (HTML)

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). Continental United States hurricane landfall frequency and associated damage: Observations and future risks. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, July:1359-1377.

Weinkle, J. and R. Pielke, Jr. (2018). Weather and Climate Damage Studies, Oxford Bibliographies: Geography, DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199874002-0194.

Pielke, Jr., R. (2019, in press). Tracking Progress on the Economic Costs of Disasters Under the Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Hazards.

Pielke, Jr. R. (2018). Opening Up the Climate Policy Envelope. Issues in Science and Technology, 34, no. 4 (Summer). (HTML) (PDF)

Pielke, Jr., R. (2018). Some Good News—About Natural Disasters, of All Things, Wall Street Journal, 4 August. (WSJ) (HTML)

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)

Pielke on Climate #13 (link)

Talks

  • A Critique of the Use of Evidence in IAAF Regulatory Policy Making, October 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Scientific Authority and Political Myth, May 2018, Lyon, France
  • How University Faculty Can Help Fix College Athletics, April 2018, Boulder
  • Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Science and Politics, May 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • 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

New Paper: Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 10.18.07 AMOur major update to the CONUS normalized hurricane loss dataset has now been published, after several years of effort and an intensive review process by Nature Sustainability. Abstract in the image above.

Weinkle et al. 2018.Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017, Nature Sustainability. (Link)

Email me at rpielkejr at gmail if you’d like a copy. Happy to take any questions via Twitter, rogerpielkejr.

CU Boulder A&S Reorganization Response Paper

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The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has engaged in a reorganization exercise. Earlier this week, the campus released a report from this exercise, which can be found here.

The campus has asked for 2-page response papers to the report, and I have submitted one. It is titled “Let’s Discuss A&S Divisions.” You can read it here in PDF. You can also read it in full after the break.

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Tracking Progress on the Economic Costs of Disasters Under the Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals

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I have a new peer-reviewed paper just published. It tracks progress with respect to a key indicator of the U.N Sustainable Development Goals, direct disaster losses as a proportion of global GDP. Since 1990, when according to Munich Re their loss dataset begins to become globally complete, the trend in losses as a proportion of global GDP is down. That is good news. There is no guarantee that it will continue, of course.

The last time I published this data, it started a campaign led by the Center for American Progress and several climate scientists to have me fired from my job, ultimately resulting in a Congressional investigation of me and my work. The UN SDGs are obviously really exciting!

Paper linked below, and if you’d like a copy just drop me an email.

R. Pielke, (2019, in press). Tracking Progress on the Economic Costs of Disasters Under the Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Hazards.

Abstract: The Sustainable Development Goals indicator framework identifies as an indicator of progress the objective of reducing disaster losses as a proportion of global gross domestic product. This short analysis presents data on this indicator from 1990. In constant 2017 US dollars, both weather-related and non-weather related catastrophe losses have increased, with a 74% increase in the former and 182% increase in the latter since 1990. However, since 1990 both overall and weather/climate losses have decreased as proportion of global GDP, indicating progress with respect to the SDG indicator. Extending this trend into the future will require vigilance to exposure, vulnerability and resilience in the face of uncertainty about the future frequency and magnitude of extreme events.