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Ten Essentials for Action-Oriented and Second Order Energy Transitions, Transformations and Climate Change Research

Energy Research & Social Science Volume 40 (2018) by I Fazey, N. Schäpke, G. Caniglia, J. Patterson, J. Hultman, B. van Mierlo, F. Säwe, A. Wiek, J. Wittmayer, P. Aldunce, H. Al Waer, N. Battacharya, H. Bradbury, E. Carmen, J. … Continue reading

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A Review of Media Coverage of Climate Change and Global Warming in 2017

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) Special Issue, 2017 Recap – report prepared through contributions from Max Boykoff, Kevin Andrews, Meaghan Daly, Jennifer Katzung, Gesa Luedecke, Celeste Maldonado, and Ami Nacu-Schmidt 2017 saw media attention to climate change and global … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Ecological and Meteorological Issues Grab Media Attention

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) November 2017 Summary November media attention to climate change and global warming was up just slightly (3%) throughout the world from the previous month of October 2017. Increases were detected most strongly in Asia, … Continue reading

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State Public Lands Policies: Colorado and Utah’s Divergent Perspectives on Public Land Values

by Xander Martin Legislative aide, Colorado State Senate Edward Abbey once said, “there is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount”. He alludes to the American West’s issue with water: there isn’t a lot of … Continue reading

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2018 AAAS “CASE” Workshop Student Competition

Student competition to attend the AAAS “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” workshop in Washington, DC to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication. Students will have an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress … Continue reading

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Tax Reforms, Tuition Waivers, and the Role of Policy-Relevant Knowledge Production in a Contemporary Society

by Steve Vanderheiden CSTPR Faculty, Political Science & ENVS Faculty In the wee hours of Saturday morning, December 2, the Senate passed its long-anticipated tax reform bill, having circumvented the filibuster-proof supermajority requirements routinely used to obstruct ordinary legislation when Democrats … Continue reading

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Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

Associated Press December 5, 2017 by Seth Borenstein When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it’s moving … Continue reading

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CSTPR 2017 AGU Attendees

The 2017 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Below is a list of CSTPR Members attending the meeting this year. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA … Continue reading

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Machine Learning, Social Learning and the Governance of Self-Driving Cars

by Jack Stilgoe, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London Social Studies of Science (2017) Jack Stilgoe was a visiting scholar at CSTPR/University of Colorado Boulder in 2016 Abstract: Self-driving cars, a quintessentially ‘smart’ technology, are not born smart. The … Continue reading

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Hot Topics at COP 23

by Diana Dorman Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder The main body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets every year for the Conference of Parties (COP) to discuss and negotiate measures to combat climate change. … Continue reading

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