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MeCCO 2019 Year End Retrospective

Special Issue 2019A Review of Media Coverage of Climate Change and Global Warming in 2019 JanuaryFebruaryMarch AprilMayJune JulyAugustSeptember OctoberNovemberDecember 2019 has been an important year in which climate change and global warming fought for media attention amid competing interests in … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Learning Leadership in and from Antarctica

by Cassandra Brooks and Justine Shaw Icy wind from the Antarctic continent stings our faces as we crouch in the zodiacs straining to hear the crackling of the ice. Water rises and falls around us as if it’s breathing. Small … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: The New Normal

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)October 2019 Summary October media attention to climate change and global warming went down 8% from record levels of coverage in September 2019. However, it was still up 48% throughout the world from October 2018. While … Continue reading

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Drawdown, Act Up!

Youth Performance for Communicating Drawdown Solutions to Climate Change at the Drawdown Learn Conference by Beth OsnesCSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado “What did the scientist say to the 1950s … Continue reading

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Living at the Intersection of Climate Science and Action

by Lauren GiffordPhD, CSTPR Research Affiliate (and friend of Jane’s) Jane Zelikova has always enjoyed spending time outside and getting her hands dirty, which is one of the reasons she fell in love with ecology. An ecosystem scientist whose work … Continue reading

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RC/RCCC Notes from the Field: Looking Back at a Summer of Forecasting Drought Impacts

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 Masters student in the Geography Department at University of Colorado Boulder. … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Endless Hurricane

Documenting Life in the Shelters, After Maria Hit Dominica by Fernando Briones, CSTPR Research AffiliateDisaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 28 No. 5, 2019 Why a photo essay? Photography has always been an important tool for social scientists. Today, the pictures’s … Continue reading

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Young Womxn’s Voices for Climate Contributes to Boulder’s Climate Action Plan

by Beth OsnesCSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado “If a dove is the symbol of peace, then a butterfly is the symbol of change,” declared sixteen-year-old Finny Guy through a … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Unprecedented and Dangerous Changes [are] Being Driven by Global Heating

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)September 2019 Summary September media attention to climate change and global warming was at its highest level globally in nearly a decade. Coverage was most abundant in history apart from attention in November and December 2009 … Continue reading

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Leave ‘em Laughing Instead of Crying

Climate humor can break down barriers and find common ground by Max BoykoffThe Conversation Climate change is not inherently funny. Typically, the messengers are serious scientists describing how rising greenhouse gas emissions are harming the planet on land and at sea, or assessing what … Continue reading

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