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The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change by [Pielke, Roger]
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Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, the conviction that climate change is already increasing weather-related natural disaster losses is strengthening. In Disasters and Climate Change, Roger Pielke, Jr. lays out the evidence with his usual cogency and invites readers to come to their own conclusions. A valuable and timely contribution. --Prof. John McAneney, Managing Director, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University

While Roger Pielke, Jr. and I hold quite different views on the policy implications of climate change, we are in agreement that the public is not well served by the politicization of climate science or by excessive emphasis on the role of global warming as a contributor to today's weather disasters. I found his short volume on these topics to be highly informative, engaging, and thought provoking. --Prof. John Michael Wallace, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Roger Pielke, Jr.'s book shines a welcome beacon of light on the science of climate change and extreme weather events. Whilst underlining the importance of human-caused climate change, he argues forcibly, in agreement with the IPCC, that such changes in climate cannot be seen as increasing the intensity and frequency of hydro-meteorological disasters, and thus damage related to extreme events. A thought-provoking read! --Dr. Peter J. Webster, President, Atmospheric Section: American Geophysical Union and Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

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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.

The Rightful Place of Science is a book series published by Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, and edited by G. Pascal Zachary. The series explores the complex interactions among science, technology, politics, and the human condition.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University (29 January 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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E. G. Bradford
5.0 out of 5 starsA Must Read for Warmers and Deniers
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5.0 out of 5 starsAn excellent overview of the consensus on extreme weather events and climate change
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5.0 out of 5 starsVery good counterpoint to enviro nonsense
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5.0 out of 5 starsGood accurate science, and a scientist who is silent no longer
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