Category Archives: In the News

Testosterone Limits for Female Athletes Based on Flawed Science

Roger Pielke, Jr., CSTPR Founding Director and faculty affiliate, highlighted in CU Boulder Today Should high testosterone levels disqualify elite female athletes from competing among women? That will be the question at hand in a Swiss court this month when … Continue reading

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To Engage or Not to Engage?

by Jenn Richler Nature Climate Change, volume 9, page 88 (2019) Although scientists have valuable knowledge relevant to tackling important issues, many resist calls to engage the public for fear that being labelled as an advocate will undermine their scientific … Continue reading

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Reticent Experts Still Have Climate Advocacy Choices, Scholars Say

Colorado Arts and Science Magazineby Clay Evans Scientists can be climate advocates without tarring reputations, CU Boulder researchers contend When it comes to communicating the science of climate change, who better than a climate scientist to serve as messenger to … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Talk About Ecological Grief

Undark Magazineby Michaela Cavanagh As climate change marches forward, it will exact a mounting, tangible toll on our collective mental health and productivity. WHEN I CALLED COURTNEY HOWARD, one of the authors of the recent Lancet Countdown 2018 Report on health and climate … Continue reading

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Analysis: The Climate Papers Most Featured in the Media in 2018

Max Boykoff’s MeCCO work for Lancet Report (#23 most featured in the media) highlighted in Carbon Brief Carbon Brief, January 9, 2019 In a year dominated by events such as Brexit, royal weddings, the Salisbury poisonings, US Supreme Court nominations … Continue reading

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“Terrified But optimistic”: How Young People Are Responding to Grave Warnings About Climate Change

H2O Radio October 2018 The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in early October has sounded another alarm that drastic action is needed to avoid the catastrophic impacts of global warming. Is anyone listening? And if so, … Continue reading

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Can We Balance Conservation and Development? Science Says Yes

Recent paper co-authored by Matt Burgess highlighted in World Economic Forum World Economic Forum October 16, 2018 For too long, dire messages and gloomy assumptions about the fate of the planet have lent an air of hopelessness to one of … Continue reading

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The IPCC Report is a Wake Up Call for Scholars, Advocates, and Philanthropists

by Matthew Nisbet Medium October 10, 2018 We have focused too heavily on public mobilization and exposing denial, ignoring other strategies likely to accelerate societal change. More than 170 countries pledged as part of the 2015 United Nations climate treaty … Continue reading

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Pushing Boundaries: Grad Students Think Like Barn Swallows to Craft an Artistic Nesting Site

CU Boulder Today September 5, 2018 For hundreds of years, barn swallows have signaled the coming of spring. In many cultures, it is considered good luck to have barn swallows build nests on a person’s property. Artifacts depicting barn swallows … Continue reading

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Dan Rather Claims that Global Warming ‘Rarely Tops the Headlines’

The Daily Caller August 30, 2018 News anchor Dan Rather said global warming is “causing real damage and death” in a tweet excoriating the media for supposedly ignoring “one of the most important stories of our time.” But is it … Continue reading

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