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Meat and Potatoes: International Media Majors on Diet in IPCC Coverage

Climate Home News Reporting on latest science around climate change and land use focused on rich nations’ eating habits, but did it miss the bigger picture? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is widely regarded as the gold standard of … Continue reading

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Science Education is STEAM’N Along in a New Direction

STEAM’N Along in a New Direction With the Emmy-Nominated Program Adventures in Science by Spencer Zeigler, CSTPR Science Writer photo above: An image of the Alaskan wilderness where Ryan Vachon and Dan Zietlow filmed Adventures in Science and Cloven. Do … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Monumental Challenges Remain

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)July 2019 Summary New Zealand political developments contributed to a 31% increase in coverage from the previous month. July Monsoon rains, floods and consequent landslides gripped India and contributed to a 5% increase in media coverage … Continue reading

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RC/RCCC Notes from the Field: Settling in and Beginning to Conceptualize the Impacts of Drought

Sarah Posner (left) with a co-worker at the Kenya Red Cross Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Programby Sarah Posner Sarah Posner is the 2019 Junior Researcher in the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) program. She is a … Continue reading

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Climate Change Countermovement Organizations and Media Attention in the United States

by Max Boykoff and Justin Farrell Chapter 7 in Climate Change Denial and Public Relations: Strategic communication and interest groups in climate inaction edited by Núria Almiron and Jordi Xifra, Routledge (2019) Introduction: How influential has the right-wing think tank … Continue reading

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The Public’s Trust in Scientists Rises, Pew Poll Shows

by Ashley Yaeger, The Scientist Despite growing support, respondents still have concerns when it comes to scientific transparency and integrity. Public trust in science rose in recent years, a new survey shows: 86 percent of Americans say that they have at least … Continue reading

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Public Trust that Scientists Work for the Good of Society is Growing

But public confidence falters on questions of scientific transparency and integrity ScienceNews These days, it can seem as if science is under assault. Climatologists are routinely questioned about what’s really causing global warming. Doctors can be disparaged for trying to … Continue reading

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Distributional impacts of the North Dakota gas flaring policy

A drilling area in North Dakota can be seen in this nighttime image of the United States. The Electricity Journal (2019)by Utkarsh Srivastava, David Oonk, Ian Lange, and Morgan Bazilian Abstract: This paper considers whether the reform of North Dakota’s … Continue reading

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Is Adaptation Success a Flawed Concept?

Universally applicable notions of climate adaptation success are not realistic—adaptation is ever-changing, and implemented at local levels with wildly different baseline conditions. In a new Nature comment, CSTPR faculty Lisa Dilling and international colleagues ask: is adaptation success a flawed … Continue reading

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Roger Pielke, Jr. Testifies at House Science Committee Hearing on Scientific Integrity

Founding CSTPR Director, Roger Pielke, Jr., testified before the House Science Committee hearing on Scientific Integrity in federal agencies. His testimony focuses on the importance of scientific integrity policies within federal agencies that fund, conduct, or oversee research and the … Continue reading

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