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An Interview with Dr. Cassandra Brooks

Nature, June 2019 Cassandra Brooks is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She was recently selected as one of the science faculty on an upcoming #TeamHB4 #WomenInSTEMM leadership initiative in Antarctica. Please tell us about your research … Continue reading

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Business Leaders Would be Wise to Better Support Youth Climate Protests

by Lucy McAllisterMeCCO Research Team Member, Visiting Assistant Professor and Lewis Institute Fellow at Babson College Photo: Protesters throw a ball depicting the Earth during the “Global Strike for Future” demonstration in Stockholm on May 24, a global day of … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Life as We Know It

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)May 2019 Summary May media attention to climate change and global warming was up 27% throughout the world from the previous month of April 2019. Across international wire services – Associated Press, Agence France Presse, The Canadian Press and United Press … Continue reading

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Do Experiences with Extreme Weather Change Beliefs about Climate Change? Perhaps, if Your Neighbors are Harmed

Photo above: Residents embrace near a washed-out home in Jamestown, Colo. on Sept. 14, 2013. Flooding hit the mountain community hard, and residents were trapped for days with no road into or out of town. Photo: Helen H. Richardson, The … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Coal is Facing Intensifying Pressure from Wind and Solar Power

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)April 2019 Summary Globally, the quantity of coverage remained steady as compared with the previous month of March 2019. However, coverage in April 2019 went up nearly 50% compared to coverage globally in April 2018. Across … Continue reading

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Ogmius, Issue #52 is Now Out

Issue #52, Spring 2019 Ogmius Exchange Should We Hope for Power to Declare a National Climate Emergency? by Steve Vanderheiden Faculty Affiliate Forum Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests? by Jason Delborne Unprecedented Sea-ice Conditions in the Bering Sea by … Continue reading

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Reflections from the 2019 AAAS “CASE” Workshop

Each year, with support from the Graduate School and the Center for STEM Learning at CU Boulder, CSTPR hosts a competition to send CU Boulder students to Washington, DC to attend the AAAS “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” (CASE) … Continue reading

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Transformative Learning Experiments: A Conference Session at the 2019 Leverage Points Conference at Leuphana University, Germany

by Bruce GoldsteinCSTPR Faculty and Associate Professor in Environmental Design and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder At the Leverage Points conference held at Leuphana University in Germany in February 2019, I organized a panel entitled “Transformative Co-Production Experiments as … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Scientists fear Arctic heating could trigger a climate ‘tipping point’

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO)March 2019 Summary March 2019 coverage was up 25% from February 2019, and nearly doubled from the amount of media attention to climate change or global warming in March 2018. March 2019 coverage was up 5% … Continue reading

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Green Suits in Action: Students Photographing Sustainability in BVSD

by Beth Osnes, CSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Green Suits BVSD is a participatory photography project in which BVSD students donned green suits to be photographed enacting sustainable practices … Continue reading

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