Environmental and Societal Impacts Group

FY99 Educational Activities


Formal Teaching Arrangements

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Center for Agrometeorology and Climatology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Linda Mearns holds an appointment as Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska.

Linda Mearns acts as external reviewer of tenure applications, Department of Geography, North Carolina State University, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kathleen Miller co-designed and co-taught (with Roger Pielke, Jr. and Susan Avery) a Spring 1999 graduate-level course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Policy Responses to Global Environmental Change."

Roger Pielke, Jr. holds an appointment as Affiliate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Roger Pielke, Jr. designed and taught a fall 1998 course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Introduction to the Policy Sciences: The Decision Process."

Roger Pielke, Jr. co-designed and co-taught (with Kathleen Miller and Susan Avery) a Spring 1999 graduate-level course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Policy Responses to Global Environmental Change."

Roger Pielke, Jr. designed and taught a fall 1999 course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Introduction to the Policy Sciences: The Decision Process."

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Dissertation Committees

Michael Glantz, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Kenneth Broad, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, New York; "Climate, Culture, and Peruvian Fisheries: The El Niño of 1997-98."

Michael Glantz, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; "The Role of NGOs in the Development of International Environmental Norms."

Michael Glantz, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Robert Figueroa, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; "Debating the Paradigms of Justice: The Bivalence of Environmental Justice."

Robert Harriss, Major Professor, Chris Rogers, Master's Candidate in Meteorology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Linda Mearns, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Elena Tsvetsinskaya, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; "Investigating the Effect of Seasonal Plant Growth and Development in Three-Dimensional Atmospheric Simulations."

Linda Mearns, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Jane Southworth, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; "Climate Change and Changing Variability: Implications for Midwestern Agriculture."

Roger Pielke, Jr., Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Lauren McCain, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado; "Democratizing the Revolution: Consumer Empowerment in Human Genome Research and Policy Making."

Roger Pielke, Jr., Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Zoe Miller, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Master's Thesis Committee Member, Chariti Gent, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado.

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Workshops and Colloquia

Michael Glantz organized a workshop for the UN Foundation for International Partnerships project on "Reducing the Impact of Environmental Emergencies: The Case of the 1997-98 El Niño" in Geneva, Switzerland, 8-10 July 1999.

Linda Mearns organized a National Office Meeting on Integrated Assessment for NIGEC (National Institute for Global Environmental Change) at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 4-5 February 1999.

Linda Mearns organized the Third Annual Meeting on the NASA/EPA Southeast U.S. Agriculture Project at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 10-11 May 1999.

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Scientific or Technical Seminars

Michael Glantz, "Is Forecasting El Niño Science's Gift to the Twenty-First Century?" presented to the Sustainable Development Research Institute at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 8 October 1998.

Michael Glantz, "Seven El Niño Oughts and Nine El Niño Traps," keynote address presented at conference on Disaster Management: Crisis and Opportunity, Cairns, Australia, 3 November 1998.

Michael Glantz, "Failures and Successes of the 1997-98 El Niño Forecasts," presented to Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 5 November 1998.

Michael Glantz, "El Niño Forecasts for 1997-98: Who Predicted What, When, and How Well?" presented at Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on El Niño in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 10 November 1998.

Michael Glantz, "El Niño: What It Is, What It Does, and Why Care," presentation to global climate change class at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 14 January 1999.

Michael Glantz, invited lecturer to United Nations University program on Environment and Sustainable Development, several lectures in week-long International Course on Climate Change for mid-level government workers from various countries. Gave three formal lectures and acted as counselor to 17 students, Tokyo, Japan, 20-27 February 1999.

Michael Glantz, "Creeping Environmental Problems in the Caspian Sea Region," presented at NATO Advanced Research Workshop on The Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental Security, Venice, Italy, 13-16 March 1999.

Michael Glantz, "The Climate Affairs Notion," presented at National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 8 April 1999.

Michael Glantz, "Climate, Environment, and Disasters: The Case of El Niño," presented to Harvard University Asia Center international workshop on Climate, Environment and Disasters, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 30 April 1999.

Michael Glantz, "Drought Issues in the Year 2000: Déjà Vu All Over Again?" presented at International Conference on Integrated Drought Management, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 September 1999.

Richard Katz, "Techniques for estimating uncertainty in climate change scenarios and impact studies," presented at ECLAT-2 Workshop on Representing Uncertainty in Climate Change Scenarios and Impact Studies, Helsinki, Finland, 14-16 April 1999.

Richard Katz, "Representing uncertainty in climate change scenarios and impact studies," presented at Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 4 May 1999.

Richard Katz, "Stochastic modeling of damage associated with extreme weather events," presented at International Conference on Environmetrics and Statistics in the Earth and Space Sciences, Athens, Greece, 23-27 August 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Climate Variability and Simulated Crop Yields in the Southeastern U.S.," presented at Agronomy Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland, 20-22 October 1998.

Linda Mearns, "Evaluation of the U.S. Assessment of AOGCMs in the Southwestern U.S.," at U.S. Meeting of the Southwest Region of the U.S. Assessment, Tucson, Arizona, 18 December 1998.

Linda Mearns, "Changes in Climate Variability and Impacts on Agriculture," presentation at U.S. National Assessment Agriculture Sector Workshop, Washington, D.C., 21-22 January 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Evaluation of the AOGCMs Used in the U.S. Assessment over the Continental U.S. and Analysis of Their Future Climates," presentation at NIGEC (National Institute for Global Environmental Change) meeting in Boulder, Colorado, 4-5 February 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Use of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agriculture: Examples from Australia," presented at CEIDH (Climate, Ecosystems, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health) Inaugural Committee Meeting in Washington, DC, 24 March 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Evaluation of Climate Models Used in the National Assessment," presented at National Meeting on the U.S. National Assessment, Atlanta, Georgia, 5-6 April 1999.

Linda Mearns, "The Importance of Spatial Scale in Climate Change Scenario Formation," (presented by B. Felzer due to illness) at Climate Scenarios for the Canadian Impact Community, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 28 May 1999.

Linda Mearns, invited contribution on "Changes to Global Circulation Models under a Doubling of Atmospheric CO2" for book, "Soils and Environmental Quality", Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, May 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Comparison of Climate Change Scenarios Generated from Regional Climate Model Experiments and Statistical Downscaling" (presented by R. Wilby due to illness), at AGU Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2 June 1999.

Linda Mearns, "The Use of Climate Change Scenarios in Impacts Assessment: The Uncertainty of Spatial Scale" (presented by M. Lynch due to illness), at The Physics of Climate Change: A Regional Perspective conference in Trieste, Italy, 10 June 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Transient Regional Climate Change Scenarios over the Continental U.S. Using CSM Boundary Conditions," presented at CSM Workshop in Breckenridge, Colorado, 23 June 1999.

Linda Mearns, "The Issue of Spatial Scale in Integrated Assessments: Example from Agriculture in the Southeastern U. S.," Energy Modeling Forum Workshop on Climate Change Impacts and Integrated Assessments, Snowmass, Colorado, 26 July 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Changes in Climate Variability and Implications for Crop Yields," presented at AAEA Preconference: Tutorial on Climate Change and Variability, Nashville, Tennessee, 7 August 1999.

Linda Mearns, Elena Tsvetsinskaya, and William Easterling (Pennsylvania State University), "The Comparative Response of CERES and EPIC Crop Models to Climate Change in the Southeastern U.S.," U.S. National Assessment, Agricultural Sector Workshop on Comparative Responses of Crop Models to Climate Change, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1 September 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Analysis of the Effect of Changing Climate Variability on Crop Production in the Southeast: An Integration of Stochastic, Climate, Crop, and Economic Modeling," presented at EPA Integrated Assessment of Global Change Program Review Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, 14 September 1999.

Linda Mearns, "Regionalization Strategies for Climate Change Scenario Development: Perspectives from the IPCC Third Assessment Report," presented at Regional Collaborative Climate Center Meeting in Argonne, Illinois, 29 September 1999.

Kathleen Miller, "Human and Ecosystem Service Impacts: Water Resources," invited talk at Workshop on Basic Research Needs to Achieve Sustainability: The Carbon Problem, Tucson, Arizona, October 1998.

Kathleen Miller, "Climate and the Pacific Salmon Dispute Modeling the Implications of Divided Authority," invited seminar at NOAA/OGP Symposium on Human Dimensions, Tucson, Arizona, April 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Trends in Weather Extremes and Their Societal Impacts," presented at Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Mitigation/Adaptation Strategies, Air and Waste Management Association's Second International Specialty Conference, Washington, DC, 13 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "The Nation's Vulnerability to Hurricanes," presented at an Invitation Symposium on Reducing America's Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards, IBHS, NASULGC, NOAA, SNDR/PPP 2000, USGS, and UCAR, Washington, DC, 15 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Societal Impacts of Hurricanes," Hurricanes 101: An Educational Program, Fifth Annual Congress on Natural Hazards Loss Reduction, Institute for Building and Home Safety, Orlando, Florida, 21 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "The Use and Misuse of Science in Public Policy," panel organizer, moderator, and speaker (panel also includes Robert Wesson and William Hooke), Catastrophes: a special interest seminar of the annual meeting of the Casualty Actuarial Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 22 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Use and Misuse of Climate Forecasts: A Review of Lessons Learned," American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, 8 December 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Paleotempestology and the Needs of Decision Makers: A Caution and a Challenge" American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, 9 December 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr., J. Rubiera, and C. W. Landsea, "Normalized Hurricane Losses in Cuba and the Caribbean," presented at Joint Session on Impacts of the 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies and 11th Conference on Applied Climatology, 79th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Dallas, Texas, 14 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Mary Downton, Linda Mearns, and Naressa Cofield, "Relationships of Precipitation and Damaging Floods in the United States, 1932-1996," presented at Joint Session on Impacts of the 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies and 11th Conference on Applied Climatology, 79thAnnual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Dallas, Texas, 14 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "A Perspective on Weather Impacts and Forecasts of the 21st Century," presented at GOES/POES Special Evening Session on the NOAA Satellite Program, 79th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Dallas, Texas, 12 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Symposium organizer (with D. Sarewitz) and session respondent, "Use and Abuse of Scientific Predictions in Environmental Policy Making," American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Anaheim, California, 25 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Linking Climatology and Social Science: Hurricanes as a Case Study," presented at 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Honolulu, Hawaii, 26 March 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Weather Impacts and the Use of Forecasts," presented at Warning Decision Making Workshop, National Weather Service, COMET, Boulder, Colorado, 6 April 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Space Weather Impacts and Forecasts: A New Area for Hazards Research?," presented at 24th Annual Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications, Boulder, Colorado, 12-15 July 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Prediction in the Earth Sciences: Use and Misuse in Policy Making," presented at 24th Annual Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications, Boulder, Colorado, 12-15 July 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Thirty Years After Hurricane Camille: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost," The Impact of Hurricane Camille: A Storm Impact Symposium to Mark the 30th Anniversary, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana,17-18 August 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Climate Variability and Societal Vulnerability: Lessons of Hurricanes in the United States," presented at U.S.-Chinese Symposium on Climate, Environmental Change, and Regional Impacts, Beijing, China, 21-24 September 1999.

Elena Tsvetsinskaya, "Investigating the effect of seasonal plant growth and development on mesoscale climate of the central Great Plains," at Workshop on Land-Surface Modeling and Applications to Mesoscale Models, Boulder, Colorado, 25 June 1999.

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Non-Technical, Popular Presentations

John Firor, talk on climate change science, Conference on Climate of the Northern Great Plains, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8 October 1998.

John Firor, interview on KGNU about climate change, Boulder, Colorado, 10 December 1998.

John Firor, talk (with Paul Crutzen and V. Ramanathan), talk on climate change science to high school students, Male, Republic of the Maldives (at invitation of Minister of Environment of the Maldives), 25 February 1999.

John Firor, talk to a University of Colorado biology/environment class on climate change, Boulder, Colorado, March1999.

John Firor, talk on need for progress toward sustainability at the World Affairs Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 7 April 1999.

John Firor, talk on climate change and sustainable development, Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, Colorado, 12 April 1999.

John Firor, talk on climate change science to meeting of retired officers, Denver, Colorado, 15 April 1999.

John Firor, monthly column for the Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado, about environmental topics (most of the topics were based on NCAR work), January-June 1999.

Michael Glantz, "The Climate Affairs Program," faculty seminar at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 15 January 1999.

Michael Glantz, forum participation at National Research Council meeting on "Abrupt Climate Change: The Role of the Oceans, Atmosphere, and Polar Regions," Washington, DC, 22 January 1999.

Michael Glantz, lecture on El Niño to class at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 22 April 1999.

Michael Glantz, presentation about the Climate Affairs Program to heads of Xavier University, Tougaloo College, Alabama A&M University, and Tennessee State University (Historic Black Colleges and Universities) to involve them in the Climate Affairs Project, Atlanta, Georgia, 23-25 May 1999.

Michael Glantz proposed, organized, and coordinated an ESIG "Teach-In" at Chautauqua, about climate society interactions for UCAR SOARS students, Boulder, Colorado, 24 June 1999.

Kathleen Miller gave a presentation on ESIG research for NOAA Visitors to NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 30 March 1999.

Kathleen Miller gave a presentation on ESIG research for participants in the International Visitors Program at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 7 May 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "U.S. Science Policy: The Road Ahead," High Altitude Observatory Colloquium Series, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 1 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr. was a Discussant on "Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Atmospheric Sciences," Board on Atmospheric Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 13 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Weather Impacts and Services of the 21st Century," National Weather Service Headquarters, Silver Spring, Maryland, 14 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a lecture on "International Responses to Climate Change," Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 23 October 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "U.S. Science Policy and the 'Myth' of Basic Research," Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 6 November 1998.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Weather and Climate Extremes and their Societal Impacts: Implications for Research and Policy," NCAR Advanced Study Program Showcase Seminar, Boulder, Colorado, 20 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Climate Policy," Department of Chemistry, Colorado College, Boulder, Colorado, 27 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Societal Impacts," North American Atmospheric Observing System Council, Eleventh Session, Silver Spring, Maryland, 28 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a briefing on "Extreme Weather and Climate Events," Aspen Global Change Institute Agency Briefing, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 29 January 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. spoke at a Congressional Staff Briefing on "The Nation's Growing Vulnerability to Hurricanes," Coastal Hazards: America's Risks and America's Choices, UCAR, NASULGC, IBHS, and CSO, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, 10 February 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Talk on "Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate Extremes: Implications for Research and Policy," School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 26 February 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Weather and Climate Disasters," Environmental Studies Program, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 20 April 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., and Mary Downton presented a Comment on Proposed Rule RIN 3067-AC94, Disaster assistance: factors considered when evaluating a Governor's request for a major disaster declaration at a seminar for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 26 April 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., talk on "Hurricanes 1999!" Emergency Infrastructure Information Partnership Virtual Forum, 2 June 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., spoke at a Congressional Staff Briefing on "Floods! Climate, Society, and Policy," UCAR Series on Weather and Climate Impacts on Society, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 9 June 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., talk on "The 1997 Red River Flood," UCAR COMET Hydrometeorology Course, Boulder, Colorado, 25 June 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Prediction in Science and Policy," National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Climate, Ecosystems, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health, Washington, DC, 20 July 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., talk on "Communication Between Researchers and Practitioners," Emergency Infrastructure Information Partnership Virtual Forum, 4 August 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr., spoke at a Lunch Seminar on "Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate Extremes: Implications for Research and Policy, for the Office of Management and Budget, Science and Space Division, Washington, DC, 10 August 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Application of Climate Forecasts: Promise and Pitfalls," Department of Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China, 23 September 1999.

Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a talk on "Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate Extremes," Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 23 September 1999.

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