Category Archives: In the News

“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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A Theory of Climate Change – and Climate Wonder – for the Classroom

Sierra Magazine August 27, 2018 Last October, Katharine Wilkinson, the vice president of communication and engagement for Project Drawdown, addressed an auditorium full of eighth graders in Jackson, Mississippi. She was there to deliver a message that global warming is real, and … Continue reading

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Five questions for Deserai Crow

CU Connections highlight on CSTPR Faculty Affiliate Deserai Crow – Environmental policy, natural disasters prove fertile research ground for lover of the outdoors Growing up in Colorado made a huge impact on Deserai Crow, both personally and professionally. “My family … Continue reading

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Climate Change is Coming for Rich People’s Favorite Things. Should We Care?

Grist Magazine August 10, 2018 Climate change is about to start hitting us where it really hurts: our champagne. With temperatures heating up in France’s normally cool region of Champagne, Bloomberg reports that it might be hard for “the taste we love” … Continue reading

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Pushing Boundaries: Using Theater to Communicate Climate Change, One Child at a Time

CU Boulder Today June 2018 Beth Osnes likes to have fun. When she created Shine, a musical performance about how energy, climate and humans are interrelated, she did what came naturally and made it joyful. Set against a hand-drawn backdrop representing … Continue reading

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Have International Climate Negotiations Outlived Their Usefulness?

by Eric J. Lyman, Pacific Standard June 13, 2018 It’s been two and half years since representatives of nearly 200 countries gathered in Paris and, to great fanfare, produced the world’s first global climate agreement. Here is a short and disheartening summary of what … Continue reading

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