February 05, 2007
Upcoming This Week . . . [UPDATED]
Posted to Author: Pielke Jr., R. | Climate Change
A preview of what to expect this upcoming week here on Prometheus:
On Wednesday Nature will be publishing a commentary that I co-authored with Gwyn Prins (University College London/Columbia University), Steve Rayner (Oxford University’s James Martin Institute), and Dan Sarewitz (ASU). The piece is titled "Lifting the Taboo on Adaptation." We’ll post it here as soon as it is available.
This just in from the House Science and Technology Committee staff:
I just now got out of a meeting with the senior Republican Members of the Science Committee and they decided they want to go in a different direction for Thursday's IPCC hearing. Rather than have you testify, they want me to find a witness from industry for the hearing.
So no testimony for me this week . . .
On Friday, I’ll be appearing in Savannah, Georgia at an event with Georgia Tech’s Peter Webster where we’ll watch a screening of An Inconvenient Truth and then give short presentations on science and policy issues of climate change immediately after. Here is how a local Savannah paper described the upcoming event:
The film will be followed by a discussion led by Georgia Tech climatologist Peter Webster, who Bonnell said "truly believes we're about to fry," and Roger Pielke Jr., a political scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder, who stands in the middle of the climate change debate, calling himself a "nonskeptical heretic."
Should be an interesting week.
Not that it will matter to those aiming to throw things (mostly metaphorical objects) at Roger, but I have to think having a CSTPR alum on the Science and Technology Committee minority staff has something to do with the continued invites.
Posted by: David Bruggeman at February 5, 2007 04:22 PM
That "nonskeptical heretic" thing just won't go away, will it? Pity.
Posted by: Mark Hadfield at February 5, 2007 06:24 PM
Will "Lifting the Taboo on Adaptation" be broadcast in Australia? I've not yet found the listing.
Will there be a webcast, or web video or audio?
Re "nonskeptical heretic" -- we have a friend here who is a senior climate scientist. He says he is a "nonskeptical heretic", so perhaps it is a good innovation.
That said, "climate realist" from Roger's taxonomy is easier for most to grasp.
Posted by: SeekerBlog.com at February 6, 2007 04:04 AM
I think "climate realist" conveys exactly nothing. Everyone thinks they are a climate realist and would like that term applied to their ideas.
I suspect "nonskeptical heretic" is catching on precisely because people who have been following the AGW debate know precisely what types of ideas might make one a nonskeptical heretic.
Posted by: margo at February 6, 2007 06:15 AM