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Briefing #10, 15 November 2007
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Roger Pielke, Jr. is scheduled to appear on NPR's Science Friday to discuss his recent article in Nature about the presidential science adviser and the past 50 years of presidential science advice. Please tune in on November 16 at 3:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).


Center Faculty Affiliate, Susan Avery, named New Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President and Director.


Faculty Position Open for CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Director.

Prometheus is the Center’s weblog. Recent posts:


Waxman vs EPA; Hansen vs Carbon by T. Yulsman
An appreciation of Mr. Bloomberg by K. Vranes
The Problems with Calling for a Science President by D. Bruggeman
Sustainability: John Stossel versus Anderson Cooper by T. Yulsman
Advice Requested for Survey Analysis by H. von Storch and D. Bray

Sample of Recent Publications:


How the next Presidential administration might develop ways to use scientific knowledge best:
Pielke, Jr., R. A., 2007. Who has the ear of the president?, Nature, Vol. 15, November 15.


How action on disaster risk reduction can support sustainable development under climate change:
L.M. Bouwer, R.P. Crompton, E. Faust, P. Höppe, and Pielke, Jr., R.A., 2007. Confronting Disaster Losses, Science, Vol. 318, November 2, p. 753.


Why US policymakers need to begin asking questions about our US Space Policy:
Pielke, Jr., R. A., 2007. NASA needs a new vision. San Francisco Chronicle, October 7, Pg. E-5.


North American carbon budget and implications for the global carbon cycle:
King, A.W., Dilling, L., Zimmerman, G.P., Fairman, D.M., Houghton, R.A., Marland, G., Rose, A.Z., and Wilbanks, T.J. (eds.), 2007. The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR): The North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, 242 pp.