Category Archives: New Publications

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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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Rights to Life, Liberty, Property, and Public Trust Resources

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)June 2019 Summary June media attention to climate change and global warming roughly doubled from June 2018, while trending slightly lower (-9%) from high levels in May 2019. At the country level, coverage was notably up … Continue reading

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Communicating Climate Change Effectively and Creatively

fifteeneightyfour, Academic Perspective from Cambridge University Pressby Max Boykoff Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere. An evident swirl of extreme events linked to changes in the climate, new scientific research on climate change, Youth Climate … Continue reading

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Good-Natured Comedy to Enrich Climate Communication

by Beth Osnes, Max Boykoff, and Patrick ChandlerComedy Studies (2019) Abstract: This report explores the use of good-natured comedy to diversify the modes of comedy that can be used in climate communication beyond satire to others modes that are possibly … Continue reading

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