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Briefing #15, 20 January 2009

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CSTPR, with CU's Energy Initiative, co-sponsored a series of lectures and panel discussions on campus to examine the challenge of meeting rapidly rising global energy demand, while simultaneously reducing planet-warming greenhouse gases. The series, titled "The Energy and Climate Challenge," fostered discussion and debate on these issues to coincide with the 2008 presidential campaign. All events from the series have been recorded and are now available online:


Global Energy Perspectives: Chemical Challenges and Sustainable Energy Conversion, Nathan Lewis, California Institute of Technology, August 13, 2008.


The Energy and Climate Challenge: Have We Underestimated the Size of the Challenge? September 16, 2008
Part I Part II Part III Part IV


Do We Need a Manhattan/Apollo Project to Solve the Energy/Climate Challenge? October 30, 2008
Part I Part II Part III


2008 Energy Initiative Research Symposium Keynote Address, Daniel Kammen, University of California-Berkeley, November 17, 2008
Part I Part II Powerpoint presentation

Prometheus is the Center’s weblog. Recent posts:


Relative Improvements in CO2 Per GDP
Has Global Warming “Stopped”?
Overselling Disasters and Climate Change by Munich Re and Munich Re Responds
IPCC Temperature and Sea Level Predictions: 2008 Update
News From Europe

Sample of Recent Publications:


Reviewing the impact of climate change on the functioning of western prior appropriation water rights:
Kenney, D., Klein, R., Goemans, C., Alvord, C., and Shapiro, J., 2008. The Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration: A Preliminary Overview of Issues and Circumstances in the Western States, Final Project Report (review draft): September 3.


An Interview with John H. Marburger:
Pielke, Jr., R.A., 2008. An Interview with John H. Marburger, Outgoing US President’s Science Advisor. Bridges, Vol. 20, December.


Obama plan a good start for climate policy:
Pielke, Jr., R. A. and C. Green, 2008. PIELKE and GREEN: The cure for carbon. Rocky Mountain News, November 22.