Category Archives: New Publications

Savior of Rural Landscapes or Solomon’s choice? Colorado’s Experiment with Alternative Transfer Methods for Water (ATMs)

by Lisa Dilling, John Berggren, Jennifer, Henderson, and Douglas KenneyWater Security, 2019 Abstract: This article focuses on the emerging landscape for Alternative Transfer Methods (ATMs) in Colorado, USA. ATMs are developing within a legal landscape of water rights governed by … Continue reading

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Broadly Inflicted Stressors Can Cause Ecosystem Thinning

by Matthew G. Burgess, Alexa Fredston-Hermann, David Tilman, Michel Loreau, and Steven D. Gaines Theoretical Ecology, 2019 Abstract: Many anthropogenic stressors broadly inflict mortality or reduce fecundity, including habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, invasive species, and multispecies harvesting. Here, we show—in four analytical models of interspecies … Continue reading

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Ogmius, Issue 51 is Now Out

Ogmius Issue #51, Fall/Winter 2018 Ogmius Exchange Elon Musk Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize by Matthew Burgess and Ian Burgess Faculty Affiliate Forum Into the Wild – For Rain, Part I. British Columbia by Eve-Lyn Hinckley Paris Peace Forum by … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Perils and Promises of Academic Climate Advocacy

by Maxwell Boykoff and David Oonk Climatic Change, December 2018 Abstract: What are the causes and consequences of academic climate advocacy in contemporary times? Should it be celebrated and pursued, or derided and eschewed? Does advocacy in various forms tarnish or … Continue reading

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Normalized Hurricane Damage in the Continental United States 1900–2017

Jessica Weinkle (CSTPR Alumni), Chris Landsea, Douglas Collins, Rade Musulin, Ryan P. Crompton, Philip J. Klotzbach, and Roger Pielke, Jr. Nature Sustainability, November 2018 Abstract: Direct economic losses result when a hurricane encounters an exposed, vulnerable society. A normalization estimates direct economic losses from a … Continue reading

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Drought in Urban Water Systems: Learning Lessons for Climate Adaptive Capacity

Climate Risk Management November 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.crm.2018.11.001 by Lisa Dilling, Meaghan Daly, Douglas Kenney, Roberta Klein, Kathleen Miller, Andrea Ray, William Travis, and Olga Wilhelmi Abstract: In this paper we examine current policies to combat drought in urban areas in the United States to illuminate lessons learned for building climate adaptive capacity. We … Continue reading

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2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Released

CIRES News Research from 27 global institutions including CU Boulder show extreme heat damages health and livelihood and may overwhelm hospitals New research published in The Lancet medical journal last night shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate … Continue reading

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Framing Sustainability and Climate Change: Interrogating Discourses in Vernacular and English-Language Media in Sundarbans, India

by Aditya Ghosh and Maxwell Boykoff Geoforum, November 2018 Highlights Anglophone media portrayals marginalized local climate vulnerabilities. Technocratic conservation agenda, mythmaking drove semantic drift in media accounts. Anglophone media representations failed to articulate poverty, inequality, justice. Anglophone media discourses were … Continue reading

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Tracking Progress on the Economic Costs of Disasters Under the Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals

by Roger Pielke, Jr. Environmental Hazards, 2018 The Sustainable Development Goals indicator framework identifies as an indicator of progress the objective of reducing disaster losses as a proportion of global gross domestic product. This short analysis presents data on this … Continue reading

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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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