Examining the politics of global warming

Why has the world been unable to address global warming? Science policy expert Roger Pielke, Jr., CU-Boulder professor of environmental studies, says it's not the fault of those who reject the Kyoto Protocol, but those who support it and the magical thinking that the agreement represents.

In his book The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell You About Global Warming, Pielke offers a way to repair climate policy, shifting the debate away from meaningless targets and toward a revolution in how the world's economy is powered.

Pielke is a Fellow of the joint CU-Boulder/NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and a staff member at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR), which was initiated by CIRES in 2001. CSTPR has been helping improve how science and technology policies address soci