Roger Pielke, Jr.

Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Roger's research focuses on science, innovation and politics and in 2011 began to write in governance in sport organizations. In 2012 Roger was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden. In 2006 Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. At CIRES, Roger served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Before joining the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Roger holds academic appointments at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the London School of Economics. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press (2007). His most recent book is The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming (2010) Basic Books.

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Publications by Roger Pielke Jr

Climate Fix


The Climate Fix (Basic Books 2010)



Honest Broker




The Honest Broker (Cambridge University Press 2007)







Bazilian, M. and Roger Pielke, Jr. "Making Energy Access Meaningful." Issues in Science and Technology Summer 74-79, July 2013.


Pielke, Jr., Roger, "Europe's ETS: Good branding, poor substance." Lowy Institute for International Policy, The Interpreter, April 22 2013.


Pielke, Jr., Roger, "How can FIFA be held accountable?." Sport Management Review 16 255-267, January 2013.


Pielke, Jr., Roger, "No, Europe's ETS definitely doesn't work." Lowy Institute for International Policy, The Interpreter,  April 30 2013.


Pielke, Jr., Roger, "Overcoming the Tyranny of the Stylized Fact." Bridges 37, May 2013.


Pielke, Jr., Roger, "Providing Evidence to Policy Makers: an Integration of Expertise and Politics." Bridges 38, August 2013.


Guardian Pielke, Jr., Roger, "Have the Climate Skeptics Really Won?" The Guardian, May 24, 2013.



Sarewitz, Dan & Pielke, Jr., Roger. "Learning to Live With Fossil Fuels," The Atlantic (April 24, 2013)


Wall Street Journal

Pielke, Jr., Roger, "Hurricanes and Human Choice," The Wall Street Journal (October 31, 2012)


Foreign Policy

Pielke, Jr., Roger "Climate of Failure," Foreign Policy (August 2012)


Council on Foreign Relations

 Levi, Michael, Kevin Trenberth, Roger Pielke, Jr. & John Christy, "How to Fix Climate Science Reporting," Council on Foreign Relations, February 2010)