Category Archives: New Publications

Is It Possible? A Future Where People and Nature Thrive

CIRES News October 2018 Can humans drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and  make significant environmental progress? The short answer is “yes,” but it comes with several big “ifs.” New research shows that we can … Continue reading

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Burden Sharing at the Water’s Edge

Book Review of ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore’ by Elizabeth Rush Nature Climate Change 8 , doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0288-5 by Max Boykoff Both elegy and eulogy, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore is a compelling portrait of life in a changing … Continue reading

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A Laughing Matter? Confronting Climate Change Through Humor

by Maxwell Boykoff and Bth Osnes Political Geography September 2018 Abstract: Why fuse climate change and comedy? Anthropogenic climate change is one of the most prominent and existential challenges of the 21st century. Consequently, public discourses typically consider climate change as … Continue reading

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Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience

by Kristen Averyt, Justin D. Derner, Lisa Dilling et al. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society May 2018, pp. 891-898 Abstract: Federal investments by U.S. agencies to enhance climate resilience at regional scales grew over the past decade (2010s). To maximize … Continue reading

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Making Research Relevant for Decision Makers

CIRES News, May 2018 CIRES’ Western Water Assessment releases new usable science guide for researchers hoping for impact Experts in NOAA/CIRES’ Western Water Assessment have released a new usable science guide to break down common barriers: research questions may not be targeted … Continue reading

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Framing in Climate Change Videos

León, B., M. Boykoff, J. Huda, and C. Rodrigo (2018), Framing in Climate Change Videos. Communicating Science and Technology Through Online Video: Researching a New Media Phenomenon, Ed. Bienvenido León and Michael Bourk, 107-119, Routledge. Book Description: Online video’s unique capacity to … Continue reading

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Measuring Livelihood Resilience: The Household Livelihood Resilience Approach

An Outgrowth of CSTPR’s Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) internship program. Amy Quandt was a 2013 RCRCCC intern in Isiolo, Kenya. World Developement Volume 107, July 2018, Pages 253–263 by Amy Quandt Abstact: The concept of resilience, and livelihood resilience more … Continue reading

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Learning to Expect Surprise: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Beyond

by Lisa Dilling, Rebecca Morss, and Olga Wilhelmi Journal of Extreme Events (2018) Vol. 4, No. 3 Extreme events often bring unexpected situations and impacts, as the sequence of hurricanes and other natural disasters in summer and fall 2017 demonstrated. … Continue reading

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Transformative Learning Networks: Guidelines and Insights for Netweavers

Research Team Leader: Bruce Evan Goldstein Research Team Members: Claire S. Chase, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, Julie Risien, and Sarah Schweizer CSTPR White Paper 2018-01, 108 pp. University of Colorado Boulder This report is intended to inform the design and operation … Continue reading

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Flood Modelling and Assessments for Downstream Communities of Koka Dam, Ethiopia

Prepared by Katherine Chambers 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Winner Katie is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Engineering for Developing Communities. In Ethiopia, Katie developed flood inundation maps for communities downstream of hydroelectric … Continue reading

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