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Center Staff in the News

Roger Pielke, Jr. was quoted in an 8 February 2006 Denver Post article on hurricane research and the climate change debate, Storm researchers don't see eye to eye: The scientists, meeting in Boulder, air their disputes on climate change and last year's hurricane season as possible input for policy, by Katy Human.


“’Yes, climate change is important, ... but if the goal is to produce knowledge that helps people, we need to focus on all of these messy factors involving people: where society builds, how society builds, how society responds,’ said Roger Pielke Jr., a policy scientist at the University of Colorado.”

Center researcher Myanna Lahsen was quoted in the 1 February 2006 Wall Street Journal opinion column, Business World: A Global Warming Worksheet, by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., regarding her paper Seductive Simulations? Uncertainty Distribution Around Climate Models, on the role of science in the climate debate.


“Myanna Lahsen, an anthropologist who spent several years observing and interviewing staff at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, shows in a new paper that even climate modelers themselves, who appreciate better than anyone the limits of their work, nonetheless slip into unwarranted certainty in public. She quotes one: ‘It is easy to get caught up in it; you start to believe that what happens in your model must be what happens in the real world. And often that is not true.’"

The Center's Presidential Science Advisor Series was covered in a 1 February 2006 CU Campus Press article, Former presidential science adviser speaks about science policy, by Stacey Aldrich.


“A highlight from Dr. Keyworth’s lecture was his discussion on his involvement in the notorious “Star Wars” program. He said Reagan often asked for his advisement on the shield system, whose objective was to eliminate the threat of nuclear attack by intercepting missiles launched against the US mid-flight.”