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Science Education is STEAM’N Along in a New Direction

STEAM’N Along in a New Direction With the Emmy-Nominated Program Adventures in Science by Spencer Zeigler, CSTPR Science Writer photo above: An image of the Alaskan wilderness where Ryan Vachon and Dan Zietlow filmed Adventures in Science and Cloven. Do … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Monumental Challenges Remain

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)July 2019 Summary New Zealand political developments contributed to a 31% increase in coverage from the previous month. July Monsoon rains, floods and consequent landslides gripped India and contributed to a 5% increase in media coverage … Continue reading

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RC/RCCC Notes from the Field: Settling in and Beginning to Conceptualize the Impacts of Drought

Sarah Posner (left) with a co-worker at the Kenya Red Cross 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 … Continue reading

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Tube to Work Day 2019 is Tardy, but Still Totally Tubular

by Alison Gilchrist, CSTPR Science Writer Every year, hundreds of people participate in Boulder’s Tube to Work Day, an event for which Boulder Creek is flooded with people ostensibly commuting to work by inflatable device. It’s a yearly extravaganza only … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Rights to Life, Liberty, Property, and Public Trust Resources

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)June 2019 Summary June media attention to climate change and global warming roughly doubled from June 2018, while trending slightly lower (-9%) from high levels in May 2019. At the country level, coverage was notably up … Continue reading

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Communicating Climate Change Effectively and Creatively

fifteeneightyfour, Academic Perspective from Cambridge University Pressby Max Boykoff Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere. An evident swirl of extreme events linked to changes in the climate, new scientific research on climate change, Youth Climate … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dr. Cassandra Brooks

Nature, June 2019 Cassandra Brooks is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She was recently selected as one of the science faculty on an upcoming #TeamHB4 #WomenInSTEMM leadership initiative in Antarctica. Please tell us about your research … Continue reading

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Business Leaders Would be Wise to Better Support Youth Climate Protests

by Lucy McAllisterMeCCO Research Team Member, Visiting Assistant Professor and Lewis Institute Fellow at Babson College Photo: Protesters throw a ball depicting the Earth during the “Global Strike for Future” demonstration in Stockholm on May 24, a global day of … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Life as We Know It

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)May 2019 Summary May media attention to climate change and global warming was up 27% throughout the world from the previous month of April 2019. Across international wire services – Associated Press, Agence France Presse, The Canadian Press and United Press … Continue reading

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Do Experiences with Extreme Weather Change Beliefs about Climate Change? Perhaps, if Your Neighbors are Harmed

Photo above: Residents embrace near a washed-out home in Jamestown, Colo. on Sept. 14, 2013. Flooding hit the mountain community hard, and residents were trapped for days with no road into or out of town. Photo: Helen H. Richardson, The … Continue reading

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