'Catastrophes of the 21st Century' with Prof Roger Pielke, Jr

Past Event

16 November 2022, 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Shulman Theatre, Queen's College
High St, Oxford OX1 4AW

Event Recording:

There are few ways to better display our ignorance than by speculating on the long-term future.

At the same time, making wise decisions depends upon both anticipating an uncertain future and the limits of what we can know.

As the world continues to deal with and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, this talk takes a broad look at global trends in place today, where they may be taking us, and the implications for thinking about catastrophes of the 21st century. The talk offers recommendations for what a robust and resilient global society might look like in the face of known, unknown and unknowable risks of the 21st century.

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Professor Roger Pielke, Jr
Professor in the Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder

Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of 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. He is currently on sabbatical at the University of Oslo.

He holds degrees in mathematics, public policy and political science, all from the University of Colorado. In 2012 Roger was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden and was also awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. In 2006, Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research.