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Beth Osnes Uses Theater to Communicate Climate Change One Child at a Time

July 24, 2018

ENVS affiliate, associate professor Beth Osnes, discuss with CU Boulder Today her creation and direction of Shine, a musical performance about how energy, climate and humans are interrelated. Set against a hand-drawn backdrop representing 300 million years of earth’s geologic history, youngsters dressed in colorful costumes symbolizing plants and insects sing and gambol around the stage. Osnes works is co-founder and co-director of Inside the Greenhouse, an endowed initiative at CU Boulder to celebrate creative climate communication through film, theater, dance and music.

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Global climate-change pacts moving toward market-based approaches, ENVS David Ciplet finds.

Dec. 2, 2017

While President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement probably dismayed climate scientists, it did at least provide some interesting data for scholars who study trends in the negotiations. One of those researchers is David Ciplet, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who recently returned from the climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, and who said other nations are mulling ways to fill the climate-leadership vacuum left by the United States.

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Ashby Leavell: A Fresh Approach to Talking Climate Change

Nov. 20, 2017

ENVS PhD candidate, Ashby Leavell explores how to talk about climate change with conservative relatives in this op ed.

ENVS Student Gracie examining alpine plants.

Beyond Boulder: What pikas and alpine plants tell us about climate change

July 27, 2017

Kendziorski is working with Professor Dan Doak, a conservation biologist who studies demography and climate change in relations to alpine plants, and with Doak’s postdoctoral scientist Megan Peterson. One plant of interest to Doak and which Kendziorski is focusing on this summer is Silene acaulis or moss campion, also called cushion pink. Wasser, a senior in ecology and evolutionary biology, is studying pikas with Research Associate Chris Ray. This is his third summer working with Ray at the research station.

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Catching Air: Scientists Trek High into the Rockies to Measure Earth’s Rising Greenhouse Gases

April 5, 2017

Featured on the front page of the Denver Post, Climate researchers say the weekly climb to gather air samples has become more of a mission than a job. Jennifer Morse, a climate technician at the Mountain Research Station (MSR) in Roosevelt National Forest, gets ready to return to her base...

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No Laughing Matter? When It Comes To Climate Change, CU Boulder Show Begs To Differ

March 23, 2017

That's the premise for a show, "Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy," Co-producer Beth Osnes, an associate professor and director of graduate studies in CU's theater department, and Max Boykoff, an assistant professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, spoke with Colorado Matters...

The Climate Fight isn’t Just About Facts

Feb. 14, 2017

We should be talking about values and the kind of world we want. Alexander P. Lee Five years ago, I hiked to the toe of the East Fork Glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park. I was on my way to climb a small peak in the Alaska Range and had...