Statement to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, March 13, 2002


Brunner, R., 2001. Science and the Climate Change Regime, Policy Sciences 34:1-33.

Downton, M. and R. Pielke, Jr., 2001: Discretion Without Accountability: Climate, Flood Damage and Presidential Politics, Natural Hazards Review, 2(4):157-166.

Downton, M. and R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2001: Politics and disaster declarations. Natural Hazards Observer, 25(4), 1-3.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 2000. World Disasters Report.

Kunkel, K., R. A. Pielke Jr., S. A. Changnon, 1999: Temporal Fluctuations in Weather and Climate Extremes That Cause Economic and Human Health Impacts: A Review, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 80:1077-1098.

Laird, F., 2001, Just say no to emissions reductions targets, Issues in Science and Technology, Winter.

Landsea, C. W., C. Anderson, N. Charles, G. Clark, J. Partagas, P. Hungerford, C. Neumann and M. Zimmer, 2001: The Atlantic Hurricane Database Re-analysis Project: Documentation for the 1851-1885 Addition to the HURDAT Database. Chapter for the Risk Prediction Initiative book, R. Murnane and K. Liu, Editors.

Landsea, C. L., R. A. Pielke, Jr., A. Mestas-Nuñez, and J. Knaff, 1999: Atlantic Basin Hurricanes: Indicies of Climate Changes, Climatic Change, 42:89-129.

Lettenmaier, A.W. Wood, R.N. Palmer, E.F. Wood, and E.Z. Stakhiv, 1999, Water Resources Implications of Global Warming: A U.S. Regional Perspective, Climatic Change, 43:537-579.

Mileti, D., 2000. Second Assessment of Natural Hazards, (Joseph Henry Press).

On the history and performance of the U.S. global Change Research program, see:

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Pielke, Jr., R. A., 1998: Rethinking the role of adaptation in climate policy. Global Environmental Change, 8:159-170.

Pielke, Jr., R.A., and M.W. Downton, 2000: Precipitation and damaging floods: Trends in the United States, 1932-1997. Journal of Climate, 13:3625-3637.

Pielke, Jr., R. A., R. Klein, and D. Sarewitz, 2000: Turning the Big Knob: An Evaluation of the Use of Energy Policy to Modulate Future Climate Impacts, Energy and Environment, 11:255-276.

Pielke, Jr., R. A., and C. W. Landsea, 1998: Normalized Hurricane Damages in the United States: 1925-1995. Weather and Forecasting, 13:351-361.

Pielke, Jr., R.A., and C.W. Landsea, 1999: La Niña, El Niño, and Atlantic Hurricane Damages in the United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 80:2027-2033.

Pielke, Jr., R. A., J. Rubiera, C. Landsea, M. Molina, and R. Klein, 2001: Hurricane Vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean, Natural Hazards Review, (in review).

Pielke, Jr., R. A., and R. A. Pielke, Sr., 1997: Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society. John Wiley and Sons Press: London.

Sarewitz, D., R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2000: Breaking the Global-Warming Gridlock. The Atlantic Monthly, July:55-64.

On the use of predictions in decision making see:

  • Sarewitz, D., R. A. Pielke, Jr., and R. Byerly, (eds.), 2000: Prediction: Science, Decision-Making and the Future of Nature. Island Press: Washington, DC.

Vörösmarty, C. J., P. Green, J. Salisbury, and R. B. Lammers, 2000. Global Water Resources: Vulnerability from Climate Change and Population Growth, Science 289: 284-288. D.P.