24 February 2012

Mark Your Calendars

If you are in Boulder next Friday, March 2, and you'd like to hear about the science and politics of disasters, including how the IPCC got it wrong before it got it right, please come to the talk announced below, which is part of the Geography Department's colloquia series. If you are not interested in the talk or have heard it all before, well then just come for the refreshments!
The Science and the Politics of Disasters and Climate Change 
Friday March 02, 2012. 03:30 pm. IBS Building, room 155, University of Colorado

Roger Pielke, Jr.
University of Colorado, CIRES Fellow, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, and Environmental Studies Program
Refreshments following lecture on the IBS patio
The talk on March 2 will set the stage for a second talk I will give on April 9 in which I will discuss the ethics and responsibilities of doing science in the context of a highly politicized issue like climate change. You don't need to come to the first talk to make sense of the second, but it might be helpful background as I will draw on the case study. (I wonder if there are other recent examples of issues arising at the interface of ethical responsibilities and climate science that I might draw upon? Any ideas?)

Here are the details for that second talk:
April 9 at 12:00 PM
WAG THE DOG: ETHICS, ACCURACY AND IMPACT OF THE SCIENCE OF EXTREMES IN POLITICAL DEBATES
Roger Pielke, Jr.
Location: CIRES Auditorium

3 comments:

  1. Nah,nothing comes immediately to mind - what were you thinking...

    Will the talk be available on video after? Or, will your speaking notes &/or slides be available?

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  2. Roger,

    Is this going to be a "shameful" talk?

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  3. Climate extremes increasing in the United States:

    http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2012/02/25/extreme-weather-is-normal-but-increasing-amounts-of-it-is-not/

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