Disasters and Climate Change

Disasters and Climate Change

Righful Place of Science Series
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes

by Roger Pielke, Jr.

November 2014
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In recent years the media, politicians, and activists have popularized the notion that climate change has made disasters worse. But what does the science actually say? Roger Pielke, Jr. takes a close look at the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the underlying scientific research, and the data to give you the latest science on disasters and climate change. What he finds may surprise you and raise questions about the role of science in political debates.

"informative, lucidly written, and has some very good insights"
Professor Judith Curry, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech

"with all the chaff floating around this subject, Pielke’s work is better than most at approaching it with a clear head"
Sean Sublette, Chief Meteorologist, ABC 13 News, Lynchburg, VA

"A valuable and timely contribution."
Prof. John McAneney, Managing Director, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University

"highly informative, engaging, and thought provoking"
Prof. John Michael Wallace, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

"a welcome beacon of light on the science of climate change and extreme weather events"
Dr. Peter J. Webster, Former President, Atmospheric Section: American Geophysical Union and Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

"I would urge anyone interested in the climate debate, skeptic or advocate alike, to read this book"
Dr. Doug Hoffman, The Resilient Earth blog

William Hooke, American Meteorological Society

"brief, powerful, and timely"
Fabius Maximus Blog

"excellent, short, crisp book"
ReviewSien Blog

"rationalistic and humanistic"
Robert Bryce, The Weekly Standard