Climate Science Narrative and Public Policy


October 26, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm MT | The Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB


The discussion explored the construction and utilization of scientific narratives to affect policy and politics, and explained how these narratives have been used and abused in contributing to public policy discourse regarding natural disaster preparation and response, climate change, natural resource development and the energy industry.

Roger Pielke, Jr. has been a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2001, where he teaches and writes on a diverse range of policy and governance issues related to science, technology, environment, innovation and sports. Before joining the university, he was a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. In 2006, Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. He also oversees a popular Substack - The Honest Broker - where he is experimenting with a new approach to research, writing and public engagement. His most recent book is The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change (2018); others include Presidential Science Advisors: Reflections on Science, Policy and Politics (2011), and his magnum opus The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics (2007). 

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