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Max Boykoff Receives 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award

Max Boykoff was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award in the faculty category. This award honors students, staff, and faculty members who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson. These include broad interests in literature, arts and … Continue reading

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The Climate Papers Most Featured in the Media in 2019

CSTPR’s MeCCO work for Lancet Report (#12 most featured in the media) highlighted in Carbon Brief Last year saw the rise of climate change protests, with Greta Thunberg, school strikes and Extinction Rebellion generating global news coverage. The impacts of … Continue reading

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21st Century Climate Communication with Max Boykoff

Climate Changers Podcast Max Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder. Max’s research and creative work focuses on the transformation of carbon-based society and the cultural politics of … Continue reading

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MeCCO 2019 Year End Retrospective

Special Issue 2019A Review of Media Coverage of Climate Change and Global Warming in 2019 JanuaryFebruaryMarch AprilMayJune JulyAugustSeptember OctoberNovemberDecember 2019 has been an important year in which climate change and global warming fought for media attention amid competing interests in … Continue reading

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UiTM’s Role Honoured in Top Climate Change Report

New Straits Timesby Rayyan Rafidi Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) recently marked a significant milestone after being named as one of the 35 partner institutions listed in the “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change 2019”, a report published … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: Learning Leadership in and from Antarctica

by Cassandra Brooks and Justine Shaw Icy wind from the Antarctic continent stings our faces as we crouch in the zodiacs straining to hear the crackling of the ice. Water rises and falls around us as if it’s breathing. Small … Continue reading

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Climate change is a medical, not environmental story

BMJ Onlineby Paul D. Thacker When world leaders gathered in Madrid this December for the UN Climate Change Conference, there was a notable difference in media coverage of global warming. When I first started covering this topic, around fifteen years … Continue reading

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AAAS Local Science Engagement Network Gets Under Way

AAAS Science Magazineby Anne Q. Hoy Scientists seek to inform Missouri and Colorado policy-makers and climate solutions for communities The American Association for the Advancement of Science has partnered with pilot initiatives in Missouri and Colorado to integrate scientists with … Continue reading

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Inside the Greenhouse Newsletter, Issue 15

Issue 15 | December 2019Subscribe to ITG Newsletters To date, challenges associated with climate change have continued to impact all aspects of life. As 2019 comes to a close, we acknowledge that the collective scale of our creative efforts to … Continue reading

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Ditching the Doomsaying for Better Climate Discourse

Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazineby Clay Evans Max Boykoff pitches strategies for more effective climate communication Despite its apparent provenance as a right-wing meme, when it comes to climate change, Max Boykoff rather likes the snarky expression, “OK, doomer”—a play … Continue reading

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