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
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.