Category Archives: New Publications

Machine Learning, Social Learning and the Governance of Self-Driving Cars

by Jack Stilgoe, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London Social Studies of Science (2017) Jack Stilgoe was a visiting scholar at CSTPR/University of Colorado Boulder in 2016 Abstract: Self-driving cars, a quintessentially ‘smart’ technology, are not born smart. The … Continue reading

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2017 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Released

CSTPR Director, Max Boykoff contributed to comprehensive, UK-led report on critical connections between climate change and human health Climate change is unequivocally affecting the health of people around the world today, with a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations, according to … Continue reading

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Student Content Production of Climate Communications

Beth Osnes, Rebecca Safran, and Max Boykoff coauthored a chapter “Student Content Production of Climate Communications” in the 2017 book What Is Sustainable Journalism? edited by Peter Berglez, Ulrika Olausson and Mart Ots. This edited volume, which elaborates on the … Continue reading

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What Will Happen When a Self-Driving Car Kills a Bystander?

by CSTPR Visiting Scholar, Jack Stilgoe The Guardian June 24, 2017 As a social scientist researching emerging technologies, I am fascinated by the bumps, scrapes and abrupt turns of self-driving cars as they accelerate towards the market. Here is a … Continue reading

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Rural–Urban Differences in Cooking Practices and Exposures in Northern Ghana

by Wiedinmyer, C., K. Dickinson, R. Piedrahita, E. Kanyomse, E. Coffey, M. Hannigan, R. Alirigia, and A. Oduro Environmental Research Letters Volume 12, Number 6 (2017) Abstract: Key differences between urban and rural populations can influence the adoption and impacts … Continue reading

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Environment and the Media

by Gesa Luedecke and Maxwell T. Boykoff The International Encyclopedia of Geography (2017) D. Richardson, N. Castree, M. F. Goodchild, A. Kobayashi, W. Liu, and R. A. Marston (Eds.) [pdf] Excerpt: Media range from entertainment to news media, spanning traditional … Continue reading

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Introducing CSTPR’s White Paper Series: A Snapshot of Commercial Space, An EU Fellowship Report

by Augusto González Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) White Paper 2017-01, 30 pp. Colorado has a vibrant aerospace sector and tightly knit community of dynamic aerospace stakeholders from academia, government and industry, which provides an excellent environment to … Continue reading

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Anti-Immigrant Populism & Climate Change Denial

by Steve Vanderheiden The Critique January 15, 2017 As United States president-elect Donald Trump prepares his agenda for his first 100 days in office, for which he has promised and signaled significant change, analysts and pundits are left to speculate … Continue reading

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Drivers of adaptation: Responses to weather- and climate-related hazards in 60 local governments in the Intermountain Western U.S.

by Lisa Dilling, Elise Pizzi, John Berggren, Ashwin Ravikumar, and Krister Andersson Environment and Planning A, 2017 Abstract: Cities are key sites of action for adaptation to climate change. However, there are a wide variety of responses to hazards at … Continue reading

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Elite News Coverage of Climate Change

by Maxwell Boykoff and Gesa Luedecke Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Climate Science December 2016 During the past three decades, elite news media have become influential translators of climate change linking science, policy, and the citizenry. Historical trends in public discourse—shaped in … Continue reading

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