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Patrick Chandler Receives 2019 Radford Byerly, Jr. Award in Science and Technology Policy

Rad Byerly, Jr., passed away in 2016 after an impressive career that included more than twenty years as staff on and ultimately Director of the Science Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also was Director of the Center … Continue reading

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Unprecedented Sea-Ice Conditions in the Bering Sea

A cause for re-examining how science partners with Indigenous Arctic communities by Matthew Druckenmiller, CSTPR Research Affiliate and National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder During the winter of 2017-18, the Bering Sea experienced the lowest sea ice … Continue reading

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Testosterone Limits for Female Athletes Based on Flawed Science

Roger Pielke, Jr., CSTPR Founding Director and faculty affiliate, highlighted in CU Boulder Today Should high testosterone levels disqualify elite female athletes from competing among women? That will be the question at hand in a Swiss court this month when … Continue reading

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IPCC Report Trumps Trump: Climate Change on Twitter in 2018

by Fenja De Silva-Schmidtoriginal post from Climate Matters, University of Hamburg While Donald Trump was responsible for most peaks in the Twitter debate on climate change in recent years, 2018 was different: a scientific report trumped Trump in triggering the … Continue reading

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Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program

Improving Environmental Communication and Adaptation Decision-making in the Humanitarian Sector Submit your application to redcross@colorado.eduMore Information  Application Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019 CU-Boulder has partnered with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) to place graduate students in locations in … Continue reading

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Violent Crime Increases in Warm Weather

by Alison GilchristOriginally published on Science Buffs, A CU Boulder STEM Blog I was 10 minutes into my interview with Ryan Harp before he showed me the most shocking piece of data I have ever had to emotionally process. For … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: The world is most clearly sleepwalking into catastrophe

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)January 2019 Summary January media attention to climate change and global warming was down 20% throughout the world from the previous month of December 2018, but up just over 15% from January 2018. While African … Continue reading

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CSTPR’s 2nd Annual Volunteer Work Together

Our CSTPR community came together in January to volunteer at the Community Food Share, a local charity in Louisville, Colorado that works with multiple nonprofits to collect food for those in need. CSTPR joined together for an evening of reflection and … Continue reading

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To Engage or Not to Engage?

by Jenn Richler Nature Climate Change, volume 9, page 88 (2019) Although scientists have valuable knowledge relevant to tackling important issues, many resist calls to engage the public for fear that being labelled as an advocate will undermine their scientific … Continue reading

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Reticent Experts Still Have Climate Advocacy Choices, Scholars Say

Colorado Arts and Science Magazineby Clay Evans Scientists can be climate advocates without tarring reputations, CU Boulder researchers contend When it comes to communicating the science of climate change, who better than a climate scientist to serve as messenger to … Continue reading

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