Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

Seeing the future

Summary: The public policy choices we make about climate policy depend on the future that we expect. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how climate scenarios combine needless pessimism with bizarre optimism. Both make planning more difficult and less effective.     "Misusing the Future" A presentation by Roger Pielke Jr. at a symposium on … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr.: climate science is misusing the future

2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.

Global Warming

Summary: The world's temperature is in the news again, showing that 2017 was another warm year. Now that it is in the record books, let's look at the more important question -- about future warming, if a new pause has begun -- and what might be the political implications. One of the most important datasets … Continue reading 2017 was warm. The next few years will be more important.