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CSTPR's SPARC Project Highlighted in Nature Editorial
The May 2011 issue of Nature has an editorial about Ryan Myer's work under CSTPR's Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate Project. Ryan’s paper, The Public Values Failures of Climate Science in the US was published in Minerva.
Lisa Dilling Appointed to EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors
Lisa Dilling has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), and to the Executive Committee within the BOSC. Read more ...
On July 12, Roger Pielke, Jr. gave the keynote speech on "The New Economic Loss Model" at the M.O.R.E. 25 on Mapping and Modelling Risks and Opportunities (MMR+O 2). Read more ...
Max Boykoff, Lisa Dilling, Christina Kirchhoff, and Kelli Archie participated in the Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance held at Colorado State University. Read more ...
On May 4, Roger Pielke, Jr. participated in a lecture at University of Hamburg on "Should Climate Researchers Engage in Politics?" Read more ...
On April 29, Colorado Congressman Jared Polis was at CSTPR for a "Campus 2 Congress" event to talk to CU students and answer questions about climate politics and policy.
Science of Science and innovation Policy - Policy Sciences 2011
The 2011 special issue of Policy Sciences includes papers from a workshop titled Reconciling the Supply of and Demand for Research in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy held in 2009 in Oslo, Norway. This workshop brought together academics, practitioners, and those with feet in both worlds to examine how science policy research does (or does not) support the information needs of science policy decision makers. Papers in the 2011 Special Issue of Policy Sciences include:
Science, technology and innovation in a 21st century context by John H. Marburger
Inequity in the distribution of science and technology outcomes: A conceptual model by Barry Bozeman, Catherine P. Slade and Paul Hirsch
Research institutes as hybrid organizations: Central challenges to their legitimacy by Magnus Gulbrandsen
Dimensions of innovation in a technology-intensive economy by John H. Marburger
Sample of Recent Publications
A New Climate Strategy
Atkinson, R. N. Chhetri, J. Freed, I. Galiana, C. Green, S. Hayward, J. Jenkins, E. Malone, T. Nordhaus, R. Pielke Jr., G. Prins, S. Rayner, D. Sarewitz, and M. Shellenberger, 2011. Climate Pragmatism: Innovation, Resilience and No Regrets. The Hartwell Analysis in an American Context , 32 pp., Published July.
Climate Impacts and Adaptation Activities in Colorado
Averyt, K., K. Cody, E. Gordon, R. Klein, J. Lukas, J. Smith, W. Travis, B. Udall and J. Vogel, 2011. Colorado Climate Preparedness Project Final Report. Western Water Assessment for the State of Colorado, 108 pp.
The Constitution, Governance and Effects of the New Carbon Economy.
Boyd, E., M. Boykoff, and P. Newell, 2011. The “New” Carbon Economy: What's New?. Antipode, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00882.x, Published April 15 2011.
Opportunities for Improvement in Future Assessments
Jonassen, R., and R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2011. Improving conveyance of uncertainties in the findings of the IPCC. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0185-7, Published August 9.
Space Shuttle Costs: 1971-2011
Pielke, Jr., R. A., R. Byerly, 2011. Shuttle programme lifetime cost. Nature, Vol. 472, No. 38, doi: 10.1038/472038d, Published April 7 2011.
Policy Advice into the Political Process
Pielke, Jr., R. A., 2011. The Policy Advisor’s Dilemma. Bridges, Vol. 30, Published July 20.
What Did We Learn From Irene?
Travis, W.R., 2011. A Future of Mass Evacuations. New York Times, Published August 29.
Is Human-Caused Global Warming Contributing to More Extreme Weather Events Worldwide?
Trenberth, K., A. Watson, R.A. Pielke, Jr., K. Emanuel, J. Curry, L. Bouwer, G.C. Hegerl, and W. Hooke, 2011. Forum: Is Extreme Weather Linked to Global Warming? Yale Environment 360, Published June 2.
Dr. John H. "Jack" Marburger, known best for his role as science advisor to George W. Bush, passed away on July 28 at age 70. Dr. Marburger had been a prominent physicist, the president of Stony Brook University and the head of a national laboratory before becoming Bush’s science advisor in 2001.
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