Science and Policy Crossroads
- Stephen Schneider, Presentation
on Climate Change, NSW State Parliament House, Australia, July 7, 2003
(Real Player) Steve Schneider discusses climate change with the New South
Wales (Australia) Parliament House.
on climate change published on The Edge. 2003. Steve Schneider comments
on why the concept of "balance" used in the media and politics is not applicable,
accurate, or fair in the world of science. Schneider distinguishes the role
of scientists (determining probabilities and consequences) from that of
politicians (making value judgments) and explains how each group needs the
Global Warming Controversy -- Can we separate scientific signal from political
noise? Steve Schneider lectures on the tendency of governments and
media to polarize issues (and the inappropriateness of doing so to scientific
concerns) and discusses the true science behind climate change and the need
for scientists to assign probabilities to the climate change consequences
they forecast. The lecture was given at the Stanford University Computer
Systems Laboratory to the EE380
video (requires ASX player).
ponders whether scientists should advocate public policy" (Stanford
University News Service) and "Should
scientists advocate public policy? Stephen Schneider ponders the ethics."
(Stanford Report). May 2001. Summaries of a May 4, 2001 presentation by
Steve Schneider at Stanford's "Ethics at Noon" program entitled "Is
the 'scientific advocate' an oxymoron?".
Climate Change - An East Room Roundtable.
24 July 1997. This publication gives the proceedings of testimonies made
by various scientists to the Clinton Administration. All warn that climate
change is indeed occurring, and they outline a range of possible consequences
that could occur in the future.
Change: Causes, Impacts and Uncertainties".
10 July 1997. Steve Schneider testifies to Congress on climate change, its
possible impacts, policy implications, and the distorted media debate. The
testimony appears in the Congressional Record, 10 July, 1997: D726-D729.
Earth as Lab. 1995/1996. Lecture
by Steve Schneider to STS 160 (Science, Technology and Society 160 - Technological
Opportunities for Humanity) on the interrelatedness of science and policy
and the function of induced technological change. This lecture also appeared
as a London Times Higher Education Supplement (6 October 1995).
are Everything. Spring, 1992. Steve
Schneider distinguishes between science, which involves laying out probabilities
and consequences, and policy, which involves value judgments in Nuclear
Guardianship Forum (issue #1, p.4).
- U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Hearing
Case for Climate Change Action, October, 2003
of Lieberman/McCain Draft Proposal on Climate Change
Climate Stewardship Act
- MIT Joint Program on Science and Policy of Global Change: Emissions
Trading to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States: The
McCain Lieberman Proposal
on the Case for Climate Change Action - Testimony of Dr. Stephen Schneider.
1 October 2003. Steve Schneider discusses climate change, its projected
effects, the potential for "surprises" and other "dangerous" climate
change, and the policy implications of all this in a testimony to the
Senate Committe on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Schneider's answers to climate change questions posed by Senator McCain.
26 October 2003. Steve Schneider answers John McCain's questions on
his October 1, 2003, testimony in regards to temperature change to 2100
and the probabilities of various climate sensitivities.
Schneider's answers to climate change questions posed by Senators Kerry
and Hollings. 26 October 2003. Steve Schneider answers Senators
Kerry and Holling's questions on his October 1, 2003, testimony in regards
to temperature change to 2100 and the probabilities of various climate
on the Case for Climate Change Action - Testimony of Dr. Tom Wigley.
1 October 2003. Tom Wigley, a senior researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) testifies to the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation about evidence of the occurrence of climate
2001 Assessment of Climate Change - Testimony of Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth.
2 May 2001. Kevin Trenberth, the head of the climate analysis department
at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a
member of Working Group I of the IPCC testifies before the Senate Committee
on Environment and Public Works on the science behind climate change.
- McCain-Lieberman Bill Vote: Global
Warming: Finally a Hot Issue on the Political Agenda, Senate
Warming up to Climate Issue (Environmental
"Dangerous" Climate Change
of Global Warming on Plants and Animals Worldwide. 10 January 2003.
Dr. Terry Root is interviewed by Ira Flatow on Talk of the Nation - Science
Friday (a program on National Public Radio). She outlines a recent article
she wrote with her colleagues that appeared in Science
on the effects of global warming on plant and animal communities. (RealPlayer
-- Dr. Root's segment begins at 14:45 minutes into the show, so when
connected advance the RP slider to that point)
Future and Natural Disasters. 19 November 2002. Steve Schneider
and other scientists are interviewed on EarthBeat, a radio program produced
by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. They discuss how climate change
is contributing to severe weather and could invoke other natural disasters.
to the interview via Real Audio.
is 'Dangerous' Climate Change?” 3 May 2001. Article by
Steve Schneider in Nature (vol. 411, p. 17-19) encouraging scientists
to assign subjective probabilities to the climate change consequences they
believe will occur.
Dangers in an Uncertain Climate”.
5 July 2001. Rebuttal of Schneider's
promotion of the use of subjective probabilities in the Nature article above,
"What is 'Dangerous' Climate Change?",
by A. Grübler and N. Nakicenovic in Nature
(vol. 412, p. 15).
will help us plan for climate change”.
20 September 2001. Support for Steve Schneider's commentary on dangerous
climate change by A. Pittock, R. Jones, and C. Mitchell in Nature
(vol. 413, p. 249).
Systems: Engineering and Management”. 18 January 2001. Steve
Schneider discusses possible alternative methods for avoiding dangerous
climate change in Nature (vol. 409,
Consensus Emerges Around Global Warming. 10 January 1998. Steve
Schneider discusses the effects climate change may have on weather in an
article on the MSNBC website.
- SHS: Xerox
PARC Forum presentation, 9/19/02.
- Dr. Terry Root was interviewed by Ira Flatow on Science Friday about
of global warming on species (RealPlayer -- Dr. Root's segment begins
at 14:45 minutes into the show, so when connected advance the RP slider
to that point), Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, NPR, Jan. 10, 2003.
Environmental Education and Mediarology
and Teaching Environmental Literacy”.
1 November 1997. Commentary by Steve Schneider defining environmental literacy
in TREE (vol. 12, no. 1, p. 457).
and Environmental Reporting, interview on The Environment
Show, Greg Dahlmann, WAMC, March 8, 2002
Organizational Models for Interdisciplinary Research and Training of Global
Environmental Change". 1995. Chapter
by S. Schneider on the need for interdisciplinary environmental organizations
within academic institutions in Waddington, D.J. (ed.), Global
Environmental Change Science: Education and Teaching (Berlin: Springer),
Seminar (Real Player) [Created by Carlos
Interview (Real Player) [Created by Carlos
- Journalism and Environmental Reporting, interview on The Environment
Show, Greg Dahlmann, WAMC, March 8, 2002
- Politics and Cost/Benefit. July 19, 1977. Steve Schneider interviewed
by Johnny Carson (Real Player: Modem;
Chapter 7 of Global Warming
Climate Change Meetings and Workshops