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Briefing #23, 20 April 2012

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Who Speaks for the Climate?
Boykoff, M., 2012.
Climate Change and the Media: The Climate Stories We Tell Ourselves. This Side of the Pond, Cambridge University Press Blog, April 2.

What Happened to “Climate Change” and “Global Warming”?
Boykoff, M., 2012.
A Dangerous Shift in Obama’s ‘Climate Change’ Rhetoric. Washington Post, January 27.

Federal Land Managers Grapple with How to Respond to Climate Change
Ellenwood, M.S., L. Dilling, and J.B. Milford, 2012.
Managing United States Public Lands in Response to Climate Change: A View From the Ground Up. Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-012-9829-2.

The Future of Nuclear Power
Hale, B., 2011.
Fukushima Daiichi, Normal Accidents, and Moral Responsibility: Ethical Questions About Nuclear Energy. Ethics, Policy & Environment, Vol. 14, No. 3, December 9.

A More Integrated View of How to Prepare for Extreme Events as the Climate Changes
Morss, R.E., O.V. Wilhelmi, G.A. Meehl, and L. Dilling, 2011.
Improving Societal Outcomes of Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate: An Integrated Perspective. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 36, pp. 1-25.

Learning from Failure is Necessary for Success
Pielke, Jr., R. A., 2011.
Innovation Policy Lessons of the Vasa. Bridges, Vol. 32, December.

Analyzing the Toll Tornadoes Impose on U.S. Today
Simmons, K., D. Sutter, and R.A. Pielke, Jr., 2012.
Blown Away: Monetary and Human Impacts of the 2011 U.S. Tornadoes. Extreme events and insurance: 2011 annus horribilis (Edited by C. Courbage and W.R. Stahel) The Geneva Reports: Risk and Insurance Research, March.

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Roger Pielke, Jr. gives this lecture (See video) entitled 'The Climate Fix' at The Australian National University on February 2, 2012. This talk was presented by the HC Coombs Policy Forum.

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