The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place from 1 to 14 December in Lima, Peru. Marilyn Averil, Max Boykoff, and Lauren Gifford attended the meetings. See photos ...
May 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony
Congratulations to core ICE CaPs members Lisa Caruana, Kanmani Venkateswaran, and Xi Wang for graduating from the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Congratulations also to Environmental Studies Honors Undergraduate Rachel Brinks (pictured at left [in center] with Max Boykoff [left] and Dale Miller [right]).
On May 2, Joanna Boehnert presented a poster on her research on "Mapping Climate Communication" at the Annual CIRES' Science Symposium. Boehnert's poster explores two decades of climate communication. Actors are color-coded according to their tendency to either deny or acknowledge climate change - or as involved in the production of climate science itself. The poster is the first iteration of a project mapping organizations, individuals, discourses, methods and funders that contribute to climate communication. The work visualizes research by Professor Max Boykoff (and others) using network visualizations, timelines and strategy maps. This timeline illustrates the temporal growth of climate communication as described in Who Speaks for the Climate? (Boykoff, 2011, Cambridge University Press). Visualizations developed here will become a series of posters presented next at the Changing Climate Change Communication conference in Amsterdam in July and then completed in final versions September 2014. Feedback, critique and suggestions requested!
An Evening of Conversation and Music with 'climate communicator'Andrew Revkin
Friday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado
Lucy McAllister, Kanmani Venkateswaran, Jessie Luna and Lisa Caruana present in a 'Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change' session at the 20th annual Critical Geography conference at CU-Boulder in February 2014. Max Boykoff was the discussant for the panel.'
Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado
Room #155a - 1440 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
This short workshop will provide a space to reflect on our experiences of the flood, to consider risks posed by climate change and an opportunity to talk about what we can do about the dangers associated with more extreme climate related natural disasters.
Congratulations to core ICE CaPs members Lucy McAllister and Shawn Olson for graduating with a Masters from the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder. As Master's students, Olson studied opposition to wind energy in the American West and McAllister studied the role of multinational electronics corporations in environmental and human harm. Both Olson and McAllister will continue their research in doctorate programs at Utah State University and the University of Colorado-Boulder, respectively. Read more ...
February 22-24, 2013
ICE CaPs hosted the "C2C" Fellows Workshop, short for Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and also for Campus to Corporation. The aim of the workshop was to support and create a national network for undergrads and recent grads aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business. C2C workshops are held at universities across the country, with the networking center located at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The attachment below includes the agenda from the weekend. View Agenda.
Reconciling the Science and Economics of Climate Change: The Social Cost of Carbon
by Eban Goodstein
February 22, 2013
Prior to the C2C workshop beginning, ICE CaPs hosted a free event on Friday, February 22nd, at CU-Boulder on the Social Cost of Carbon by Eban Goodstein from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. The talk looked at how scientific assessments of climate change consequences forecast massive physical changes to the planet's biophysical systems, and by extension, to human economic and social systems as well. However, some economists - while accepting the basic science of climate change - have suggested rather modest mitigation policies. This talk explored these differences in perspective. Read more ...
In December 2012, ICE CaPs invited the Beehive Design Collective and Josh Rollins, a graduate student in the Theatre and Dance department, to the University of Colorado-Boulder to speak about the connections between coal mining in Appalachia and the Rockies, the effects of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, other forms of energy extraction, climate change, and biodiversity in these areas. Read more ...
In October 2012, ICE CaPs invited Katharine Wilkinson, author of Between God & Green, to the University of Colorado-Boulder to speak about her research and recently published book. Her work shows that faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening for addressing the problem of climate change in the U.S., contrary to popular expectations. Read more ...