roger pielke


Roger Pielke, Jr.

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
1333 Grandview Avenue
Campus Box 488
Boulder, CO 80309-0488

Tel: 303-735-0451
Fax: 303-735-1576

Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001. He is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Roger's research focuses on science, innovation and politics. In 2011 began to write and research on the governance of sports organizations, including FIFA and the NCAA. 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 also awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. Roger also received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press (2007) and The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming (2010, Basic Books). His most recent book is Righful Place of Science Series, Disasters and Climate Change (2014, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes). He is currently working on a book on sport in society.


Most Recent Publications:

FIFA paid $88.6m in salaries in 2014. We can guesstimate Blatter’s take at $6m+

Science Under the Political Steamroller, Book review of 'Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science' by Alice Dreger

EPO in Cycling, HGH in the NFL – The Complicated Truths of Cheating

An Evaluation of the FIFA Governance Reform Process of 2011-2013

Anti-Doping Agencies Are Failing in Assessing the Scale of the Drugs Problem and Gather Data to Reveal True Extent of Doping in Sport

The Future of Science Advice in Europe

High-Energy Innovation: A Climate Pragmatism Project

Can FIFA’s Corruption Be Stopped?

The top 20 teams in England pay $2.9BN in wages a year. All of MLS pays $129.5m

Dutee Chand, Science and the Spirit of Sport: Why IAAF Policy is Deeply Flawed

Science Advice to Governments

A Lack of Reliable Doping Data Puts the Spirit of Sport in Peril

Measuring the "Tiger Effect" - Doubling of Tour Prizes, Billions into Players' Pockets

Science Advisors Should Be Supported, Not Sacked

Fifa Must Not Be Allowed to Remain Impervious to Change

Reconciliation of Trends in Global and Regional Economic Losses from Weather Events: 1980-2008

Pure Science Ideal and Science Policy

Fifa Has Bigger Problems Than Corruption Alone

The Decline of Tornado Devastation

Our High Energy Planet: A Climate Pragmatism Project

Balancing Energy Access and Environmental Goals in Development Finance: The Case of the OPIC Carbon Cap

In Retrospect: The Social Function of Science


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