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Andrew Revkin Book Talk: Weather – An Illustrated History

A book talk by Andrew Revkin, co-author of Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change June 26, 2018 5:00 – 6:00 PM, CIRES Auditorium The engaging, illustrated book traces the history of humanity’s evolving relationship with Earth’s … Continue reading

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RC/RCCC Notes From the Field: Learning Experience From a Policy to a Bairro

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program by Juhri Selamet Maputo, Mozambique May 31, 2017 Juhri Selamet is the 2018 Junior Researcher in the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) program. He is a PhD student in the College … Continue reading

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Have International Climate Negotiations Outlived Their Usefulness?

by Eric J. Lyman, Pacific Standard June 13, 2018 It’s been two and half years since representatives of nearly 200 countries gathered in Paris and, to great fanfare, produced the world’s first global climate agreement. Here is a short and disheartening summary of what … Continue reading

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Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience

by Kristen Averyt, Justin D. Derner, Lisa Dilling et al. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society May 2018, pp. 891-898 Abstract: Federal investments by U.S. agencies to enhance climate resilience at regional scales grew over the past decade (2010s). To maximize … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Media Attention to Climate Change Down

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) May 2018 Summary Newspaper coverage in the Middle East and Oceania went down 35% and 23% respectively, while Asia dipped 10%, Europe diminished 6%, North America decreased 12% and African coverage was 18% lower … Continue reading

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RC/RCCC Notes From the Field: Get to know “Forecast-based Financing” and the City of Acacias Maputo, Mozambique

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program by Juhri Selamet Maputo, Mozambique May 31, 2017 Juhri Selamet is the 2018 Junior Researcher in the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) program. He is a PhD student in the College … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Consensus: Protecting the World’s Most Remote Ocean

by Cassandra Brooks Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder Photo above: Emperor penguin and icebreaker in the Ross Sea, Antarctica (credit: John B. Weller).   Every year I travel to Hobart, Tasmania at the southern tip of Australia to study international … Continue reading

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Doom and Gloom: The Role of the Media in Public Disengagement on Climate Change

by Elizabeth Arnold Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center May 29, 2018 The Climate Change Narrative: “Fear, Misery, and Doom” The importance of narrative in telling the climate change story cannot be underestimated. American sociologist Herbert Blumer developed the view that … Continue reading

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Dear Media: We Need More Stories About Resilience to Climate Change

by Elizabeth Arnold Los Angeles Times May 27, 2018 Overwhelmed by climate change? It’s not your fault. Actually, you are to blame for climate change. But it’s the media’s fault for making you feel completely hopeless about it. That includes me. As … Continue reading

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CSTPR 2017 Annual Report

January 1 – December 31, 2017 Full Annual Report [pdf] The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) was initiated within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the summer of … Continue reading

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