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Reflections from the 2019 AAAS “CASE” Workshop

Each year CSTPR hosts a competition to send CU Boulder students to Washington, DC to attend the AAAS “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” workshop. During the workshop portion, the winners learned about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal … Continue reading

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Transformative Learning Experiments: A Conference Session at the 2019 Leverage Points Conference at Leuphana University, Germany

by Bruce GoldsteinCSTPR Faculty and Associate Professor in Environmental Design and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder At the Leverage Points conference held at Leuphana University in Germany in February 2019, I organized a panel entitled “Transformative Co-Production Experiments as … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Scientists fear Arctic heating could trigger a climate ‘tipping point’

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)March 2019 Summary March 2019 coverage was up 25% from February 2019, and nearly doubled from the amount of media attention to climate change or global warming in March 2018. March 2019 coverage was up 5% … Continue reading

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Green Suits in Action: Students Photographing Sustainability in BVSD

by Beth Osnes, CSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Green Suits BVSD is a participatory photography project in which BVSD students donned green suits to be photographed enacting sustainable practices … Continue reading

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Public Protests “For Future” as Part of Citizenship – Children and Scientists Included

by Michael Brüggemannoriginal post from Climate Matters, University of Hamburg Today, I went to the streets with my ten-year-old son. It was his first protest march, and my second. We went with his elementary school class, loudly shouting: “don’t steal our … Continue reading

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When did Hurricane Maria become a disaster? Fernando Briones on vulnerability in Puerto Rico and Dominica

by Alison Gilchrist, CSTPR Science Writer When is the eruption of a volcano a natural disaster? You may be thinking what I was when Fernando Briones asked me a similar question: always. But Briones has a different answer: sometimes. Briones, … Continue reading

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Should We Hope for Power to Declare a National Climate Emergency?

by Steve VanderheidenCSTPR Faculty and Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at University of Colorado at Boulder In the wake of the president’s declaration of an emergency along the nation’s southern border, bypassing Congressional appropriations authority to fund … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: The Earth is facing a climate change deadline

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)February 2019 Summary February media attention to climate change and global warming was up 9% throughout the world from the previous month of January, and up 63% from February 2018. While Asia, Middle East and Central/South … 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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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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