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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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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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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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Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests

by Jason DelborneCSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University Originally published in The Conversation Compared to gene-edited babies in China and ambitious projects to rescue woolly mammoths from … Continue reading

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MeCCO 2018 Year End Retrospective

2018 saw media attention to climate change and global warming ebb and flow, amid competing interests in other political, social, environmental, economic, and cultural issues around the globe. In the context of media attention paid to issues from Australian national … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Duly ‘noted’, but not duly ‘welcomed’

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)December 2018 Summary December media attention to climate change and global warming was up nearly 8% throughout the world from the previous month of November 2018, and up about 54% from December last year. Increase … Continue reading

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Toward an Equitable Coal Transition

by Suzanne Tegen (CSTPR Visiting Scholar) and Alison Anson Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University Photos above: A community once focused on coal is now a regional hub for recreational motorcycling. Credit: Back of the Dragon. Coal plants … Continue reading

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David Oonk Presents at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

by David Oonk, PhD Candidate ATLAS Institute and Center for Science and Technology Policy Research University of Colorado Boulder The research that I presented provided some background and highlighted academic climate scientists varying concerns and perspectives on advocacy. The majority … 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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