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Center EventS

Center Faculty Talks and Presentations

Benjamin Hale presented on Moral Hazards and Geoengineering at the October 2010 workshop on "The Ethics of Geoengineering: Investigating the Moral Challenges of Solar Radiation Management" held in Missoula, MT. View Ben's presentation here.

Max Boykoff and Benjamin Hale participated in a panel titled "Climate change and cities: Science for adaptation and mitigation" at the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16).

The Office of Science and Technology at the Embassy of Austria hosted a "bridges Lecture Series" event. Roger Pielke, Jr. was joined in the debate by experts David Goldston and Alexander Ochs, to discuss the challenges of addressing climate change effectively from a US, European, and global perspective.

Roger Pielke, Jr. appeared on the Patt Morrison show on Southern California Public Radio with Al Teich of the AAAS to discuss the guidelines for scientific integrity recently released by the Obama Administration. Download the discussion here.

Max Boykoff
Roger Pielke, Jr, December 14, 2010

Noontime Seminar Series Spring 2011

The Center’s spring 2011 noontime seminar series will again focus on the theme “Decision Making under Uncertainty.” All talks are at noon and are free and open to the public. Please check the CSTPR events calendar or join our events email list for updates. All talks are in the CSTPR Conference Room (directions) or Room S274 in the CIRES main campus building (directions).

January 20: Reports Card for the Environment: 1C, 3Bs 1A and 1 Incomplete
CSTPR Conference Room
Michael Glantz, Consortium for Capacity Building, INSTAAR, University of Colorado

Noontime Seminar Series Spring 2011

January 27: Quantification of the Treatment of Uncertainty by the IPCC AR4
CSTPR Conference Room
Roger Pielke, Jr., Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado

February 17: Enhancing the Resilience of Small High-Latitude Fishing Communities to Climatic and Marine-Ecosystem Change
CSTPR Conference Room
James McGoodwin, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado

March 3: Global Earthquake Fatalities: Nature vs. Human Nature
Roger Bilham, CU Geological Sciences and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Mickey Glantz

Mickey Glantz, January 20, 2011

March 17: Gaining from Losses:  Using Disaster Loss Data as a Tool for Appraising Natural Disaster Policy
CSTPR Conference Room
Shali Mohleji, CU Environmental Studies and Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

March 31: Dryness and Desperate Measures: Ranching, Land Tenure, and Drought Coping in the Rocky Mountain West
CSTPR Conference Room
Kristin Gangwer, CU Department of Geography and Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

April 7: Inundation or Ignorance? Public Perception of Storm Surge Risk
Jeffrey Lazo, Societal Impacts Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research

ENVS Colloquium Series Spring 2011

The theme for the ENVS Spring 2011 Colloquium Series is 'adaptation and the environment'. In the interdisciplinary spirit of environmental studies, one main speaker gives a more extensive talk. Then, two commentators from varied and complementary disciplines offer insight on some other dimension of the issue at hand.  The aim has been to have representation from faculty and grad students on the panels. All sessions are scheduled for the CIRES auditorium from 4-6pm (with refreshments preceding the talks, 4-430pm). Click here for directions. Contact ami@cires.colorado.edu if you wish to be added to our mailing list to receive notices of future talks. For an updated schedule see the ENVS Colloquium webpage. The series is being co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.

ENVS Colloquium

January 19: COP16 Roundtable Panel on Climate Adaptation
William Boyd (CU Law), Ben Hale (CU Environmental Studies and Philosophy), Marilyn Averill (CU Environmental Studies), Mickey Glantz (Consortium for Capacity Building, INSTAAR), and Jorge Rafael Figeroa (Western Resource Advocates)

February 23: Burning Through the Roots: Mythos and Meaning in Wildfire
by Dawn Adams, Tapestry Institute, CU Environmental Studies and Geology
Commentators: Tom Yulsman, Center for Environmental Journalism and Mari Elise Ewing, CU Environmental Studies Program

March 30: Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Boulder County
by Will Toor, Boulder County Commissioner
Commentators: Carol Cleland, CU Philosophy and Katie Clark, CU Environmental Studies Program

April 27: Adapting to Climate Change: How Television News Directors and Weathercasters Report the Science
by Kristopher Wilson, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
Commentators: Mike Nelson, Chief Meteorologist Channel 7 News Denver and Kelsey Cody, CU Environmental Studies Program