Category Archives: In the News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Way We Talk About Climate Change Matters

Boulder Weeklyby Angela K. Evans The climate crisis has been making headlines recently, spurred by the worldwide youth climate strikes on Sept. 20 and U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 23. Whether it’s been Greta Thunberg chastising U.N. leaders over inaction … Continue reading

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Max Boykoff on Having Conversations About Climate Change

Maxwell Boykoff was interviewed this week on having conversations about climate change: KOA Morning News (September 23) CPR’s Colorado Matters (September 23)

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In Wake of Global Protests, UN Gathers to Debate Climate Change Solutions

ABC 6 On Your Sideby Stephen Loiaconi Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg lectured world leaders Monday on their failure to address the threat of climate change, days after she and others led millions of protesters in a global strike to raise awareness … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Or Not, Extinction Rebellion Wants Colorado To Act Now On Climate Change

by Sam BraschCPR News Photo: Climate change activists perform a “die-in” during Denver City Council. Aug. 5, 2019. Credit: Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite. Last April, Dave Robinson walked out to the middle of Denver’s busy Speer Boulevard and sat down. Six … Continue reading

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The Kids Are All Right – Adults Are the Climate Change Problem

by Max BoykoffDaily Camera I have been deeply disturbed by the “Greta bashing” going on. My disappointment has been compounded by the fact that the verbal attacks have overwhelmingly emanated from older adults. For those not following her more closely, … Continue reading

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