|Name Roger Pulwarty|
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Roger S. Pulwarty is a scientist from Trinidad and Tobago and contributed to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is the director of the US National Integrated Drought Information System at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado.
Roger Pulwarty earned a B.S. degree (Hons.) in Atmospheric Sciences from York University in Toronto in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Climatology from the University of Boulder at Colorado in 1994, where he worked under Professors Roger Barry and Herbert Riehl. His research and publications are on climate, climate impacts and adaptation policy in Western North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. From 1998-2002 he was the program director for the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments. He is Professor Adjunct at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of the West Indies.
Dr. Pulwarty is a lead author on Chapter 17 of the 2007 IPCC Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, on the IPCC 2008 Technical Report on Climate Change and Water and on Synthesis and Assessments Reports of the US Global Change Research Program. The IPCC is an intergovernmental body mandated by the UN to study the origins and effects of climate change on society and ecosystems. Dr. Pulwarty has served on Committees of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and has provided testimonies before the U.S. Congress on climate, water resources and adaptation. Dr. Pulwarty acts in advisory roles on climate, natural resources, and disaster management to several U.S. and international interests including the Western Governors Association, the Department of the Interior, the governments of CARICOM (the Caribbean Economic Community), the Organization of American States, the UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank.