Roger Pielke Jr.: Climate change, extreme weather and climate disasters
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This week’s guest is Roger Pielke Jr who is a Professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has held several fellowships, including at Oxford University’s Said Business School. In 2012 Roger Pielke, Jr. was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden and the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. In 2006, Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research.
He’s written several books, including The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters & Climate Change, Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society and The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming. Roger holds degrees in mathematics, public policy and political science, all from the University of Colorado.
The conversation focusses on Professor Pielke’s work on climate change and extreme weather events. The occasion is COP27 and the debate about climate compensation. It too touches on issues like to what extent is anthropogenic climate change causing more extreme weather events, the development over time of the costs of extreme weather events and the link between wealth, resilience and impact of extreme weather. Towards the end the conversation turns to Pielkes work on sports economics, the Football World Campionship in Qatar and how to reform FIFA, the international football association.
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Recorded on the 29 of November 2022.
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