Category Archives: New Publications

The Politics of ‘Usable’ Knowledge: Examining the Development of Climate Services in Tanzania

Climatic Change (2019)by Meaghan Daly and Lisa Dilling Abstract: The field of climate services has arisen rapidly out of a desire to enable climate science to meet the information needs of society to respond to climate variability and change. In … Continue reading

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Climate Change Already Damaging Health of World’s Children, Threatens Lifelong Impact

CSTPR’s Max Boykoff and Olivia Pearman were one of over 60 experts from around the world that contributed to the 2019 Lancet Report on Health and Climate Change. The authors say every child born today will be affected by climate … Continue reading

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Prevalence & Rationale for Presenting Opposing Viewpoint in Climate Change Reporting

Findings from a United States national survey of TV weathercasters by K.M. Timm, E.W. Maibach, M. Boykoff, T.A. Myers, and M.A. Broeckelman-Post, Weather, Climate, and Society (2019) doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-19-0063.1 Abstract: The journalistic norm of balance bas been described as the … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Endless Hurricane

Documenting Life in the Shelters, After Maria Hit Dominica by Fernando Briones, CSTPR Research AffiliateDisaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 28 No. 5, 2019 Why a photo essay? Photography has always been an important tool for social scientists. Today, the pictures’s … Continue reading

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Leave ‘em Laughing Instead of Crying

Climate humor can break down barriers and find common ground by Max BoykoffThe Conversation Climate change is not inherently funny. Typically, the messengers are serious scientists describing how rising greenhouse gas emissions are harming the planet on land and at sea, or assessing what … Continue reading

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The Critical Role of Communities of Practice and Peer Learning in Scaling Hydroclimatic Information Adoption

by Rebecca Page and Lisa DillingWeather, Climate, and Society (September 2019) Photo: The Colorado River winds through the Western Slope town of DeBeque, Colorado. Credit: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post. Abstract: Significant effort has been put into advancing the use … Continue reading

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Climate Change Countermovement Organizations and Media Attention in the United States

by Max Boykoff and Justin Farrell Chapter 7 in Climate Change Denial and Public Relations: Strategic communication and interest groups in climate inaction edited by Núria Almiron and Jordi Xifra, Routledge (2019) Introduction: How influential has the right-wing think tank … Continue reading

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Distributional impacts of the North Dakota gas flaring policy

A drilling area in North Dakota can be seen in this nighttime image of the United States. The Electricity Journal (2019)by Utkarsh Srivastava, David Oonk, Ian Lange, and Morgan Bazilian Abstract: This paper considers whether the reform of North Dakota’s … Continue reading

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Is Adaptation Success a Flawed Concept?

Universally applicable notions of climate adaptation success are not realistic—adaptation is ever-changing, and implemented at local levels with wildly different baseline conditions. In a new Nature comment, CSTPR faculty Lisa Dilling and international colleagues ask: is adaptation success a flawed … Continue reading

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Just Released: Creative (Climate) Communications

Creative (Climate) Communications: Productive Pathways for Science, Policy and Societyby Maxwell Boykoff Cambridge University Press, 2019 Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives have been stuck for some time. This handbook integrates lessons from the … Continue reading

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