キヤノングローバル戦略研究所（CIGS）は2018年5月31日に、コロラド大学 Center for Science and Technology Policy ResearchのRoger Pielke Jr.教授を招き、CIGSエネルギー環境セミナーを開催しました（モデレーター：杉山大志上席研究員）。これは同セミナーの「講演要旨・質疑応答要旨（日本語）」です。
In recent decades the economic costs associated with extreme weather events around the world have increased dramatically. This talk will discuss trends in extreme weather events. I will assess the relative contributions of increasing wealth and population versus possible changes in the frequency and intensity of weather extremes as contributors to the increasing costs of weather-related disasters. I will draw upon the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has assessed evidence on extreme weather events across multiple reports. The issue of climate change has been the focus of considerable political debate, and extreme weather has at times been caught in that debate as a political symbol. I've had a front row seat to those dynamics for more than two decades. In the talk I will also share a bit on my own experiences where science and policy meet, in an environment characterized by heavy politics. There are important lessons here not just for the climate issue, but also scientific integrity more broadly.
CIGS エネルギー環境セミナー 「異常気象と気候変動：科学と政治」