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Ogmius, Issue 51 is Now Out

Ogmius Issue #51, Fall/Winter 2018 Ogmius Exchange Elon Musk Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize by Matthew Burgess and Ian Burgess Faculty Affiliate Forum Into the Wild – For Rain, Part I. British Columbia by Eve-Lyn Hinckley Paris Peace Forum by … Continue reading

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Paris Peace Forum

by Cassandra Brooks CSTPR Faculty Affiliate, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at University of Colorado at Boulder Last month French President Emmanuel Macron convened the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, an event targeted at improving global governance writ … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Perils and Promises of Academic Climate Advocacy

by Maxwell Boykoff and David Oonk Climatic Change, December 2018 Abstract: What are the causes and consequences of academic climate advocacy in contemporary times? Should it be celebrated and pursued, or derided and eschewed? Does advocacy in various forms tarnish or … Continue reading

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Normalized Hurricane Damage in the Continental United States 1900–2017

Jessica Weinkle (CSTPR Alumni), Chris Landsea, Douglas Collins, Rade Musulin, Ryan P. Crompton, Philip J. Klotzbach, and Roger Pielke, Jr. Nature Sustainability, November 2018 Abstract: Direct economic losses result when a hurricane encounters an exposed, vulnerable society. A normalization estimates direct economic losses from a … Continue reading

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Video: Instagram provides a connecting point for community of women scientists at CU

CU Boulder Today Doctoral student and CSTPR’s 2018 AAAS Student Competition Winner, Julia Bakker-Arkema has taken to Instagram with the CU WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) selfie series to help familiarize viewers with science and scientists from the CU Boulder community. Bakker-Arkema, who … Continue reading

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Drought in Urban Water Systems: Learning Lessons for Climate Adaptive Capacity

Climate Risk Management November 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.crm.2018.11.001 by Lisa Dilling, Meaghan Daly, Douglas Kenney, Roberta Klein, Kathleen Miller, Andrea Ray, William Travis, and Olga Wilhelmi Abstract: In this paper we examine current policies to combat drought in urban areas in the United States to illuminate lessons learned for building climate adaptive capacity. We … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: I’ve seen it. I’ve read some of it. And it’s fine.

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) November 2018 Summary November media attention to climate change and global warming was down 8% throughout the world from October 2018, and up about 33% from November last year. Radio coverage held steady from … Continue reading

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University of Colorado Boulder Students Express Concern on Percentage of Youth Voter Turnout

by Lauren Hamko Lauren is a junior at University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. She believes youth voting is extremely important because it gives us a voice. After the recent midterm elections on … Continue reading

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2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Released

CIRES News Research from 27 global institutions including CU Boulder show extreme heat damages health and livelihood and may overwhelm hospitals New research published in The Lancet medical journal last night shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate … Continue reading

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Framing Sustainability and Climate Change: Interrogating Discourses in Vernacular and English-Language Media in Sundarbans, India

by Aditya Ghosh and Maxwell Boykoff Geoforum, November 2018 Highlights Anglophone media portrayals marginalized local climate vulnerabilities. Technocratic conservation agenda, mythmaking drove semantic drift in media accounts. Anglophone media representations failed to articulate poverty, inequality, justice. Anglophone media discourses were … Continue reading

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