Author Archives: prometheus

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

Posted in New Publications | Leave a comment

MeCCO Monthly Summary: The New Normal

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)October 2019 Summary October media attention to climate change and global warming went down 8% from record levels of coverage in September 2019. However, it was still up 48% throughout the world from October 2018. While … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | Leave a comment

Communicating the Climate Crisis

KPFA Terra Verde This show is all about how we talk, write, joke, and otherwise communicate about the climate crisis. It’s about who constructed existing narratives around climate change and which voices are given the biggest microphones when it comes … Continue reading

Posted in In the News | Leave a comment

This Researcher Thinks It’s OK to Joke About Climate Change

In fact, he thinks laughing about it may help us put an end to it NRDCby Jeff Turrentine As strange as it may sound, thinking about global warming can make a lot of people feel frozen in place. Fear can … Continue reading

Posted in In the News | Leave a comment

Drawdown, Act Up!

Youth Performance for Communicating Drawdown Solutions to Climate Change at the Drawdown Learn Conference by Beth OsnesCSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado “What did the scientist say to the 1950s … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | Leave a comment

Hot Air: So What?

Boulder Channel 8Deliberate Conversations Colorado routinely has temperature swings of 20 – 30 degrees in a day. So what’s all the concern about the average temp rising 2 degrees? Max Boykoff, CU Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, and Alexander Verbeek, … Continue reading

Posted in In the News | Leave a comment

New Approaches To Climate Change Communication

Living Lab Radio on WCAIby Elsa Partan and Heather Goldstone Think climate change is too serious to joke about? Consider this. With each new scientific report, the situation seems more dire. But the social and political will to address the … Continue reading

Posted in In the News | Leave a comment

Living at the Intersection of Climate Science and Action

by Lauren GiffordPhD, CSTPR Research Affiliate (and friend of Jane’s) Jane Zelikova has always enjoyed spending time outside and getting her hands dirty, which is one of the reasons she fell in love with ecology. An ecosystem scientist whose work … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | Leave a comment

Public Discussion on Climate Policies with Colorado State Senator Steve Fenberg

On October 16, Colorado State Senator Steve Fenberg came to the University of Colorado to participate in the second of CSTPR’s seminar series “Public Discussion: Policies on Climate and Environment” (co-Hosted with the Benson Center for the Study of Western … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Events | Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Climate Change, Science Communication, and the Media

AAG Session, April 6-10, 2020 Organizers: Meaghan Daly, University of New EnglandLucy McAllister, Babson CollegeJeremiah Osborne-Gowey, University of Colorado Boulder Session Sponsorship: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty GroupHuman Dimensions of Climate Change Specialty GroupMedia and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) at … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | Leave a comment