News & Events


New paper in bipartisan decarbonization policies out in Climatic Change.

New paper on why win-wins are rare in complex tradeoff situations out in Nature Sustainability.

New paper on most plausible CO2 emissions scenarios out in Environmental Research Letters.

New paper warning of challenges for developed democracies of long-run economic slowdowns out in Nature Human Behaviour.

New paper on financing marine protected areas out in Environmental Research Letters.

New paper on classifying network mechanisms out in Scientific Reports.

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Recent Press:

'Hope not doom? Opportunities rising in climate politics' (The Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2022)

'The secrets to passing climate legislation — even in red states' (Grist, May 10, 2022)

'U.S. Reps Neguse and Curtis discuss bipartisan ways to address climate change' (CU Boulder Today, April 22, 2022)

'For climate change mitigation, bipartisan politics can work' (CIRES News, April 6, 2022)

'Common ground' (UCSB News, April 6, 2022)

'Chancellor showcases CU Boulder in Washington' (CU Boulder Today, April 5, 2022)

'Win-wins in environmental management hard to find' (CIRES News, March 24, 2022)

'At the Chancellor's Summit, CU professors talk climate and justice' (CU Independent, March 1, 2022)

'Summit shines light on climate change as human rights crisis' (CU Boulder Today, February 24, 2022)

'Paris climate agreement goals are still within reach' (KUER Utah News, February 15, 2022)

'Paris climate agreement goal still within reach, suggests new CU Boulder study' (CU Boulder Today, February 11, 2022)

'People need to hear the good news about climate change' (Slow Boring, February 10, 2022)

'Worst-case climate change scenarios are highly implausible, argues new study' (Reason, February 9, 2022)

'Why it’s time to stop defining a nation’s success through economic growth' (CU Boulder Today, November 18, 2021)

'Slowing ahead' (UCSB News, November 18, 2021)

Press Archives:

'IPCC Climate Change Report Gives a Less Extreme but More Sobering Outlook' (Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2021)

'The Scariest Predictions in the New U.N. Climate Report Are Also the Most Unlikely' (Reason, August 9, 2021)

'Viewpoint diversity award for Matthew Burgess' (CIRES News, December 17, 2020)

'The debate over the United Nations energy emissions projections' (Eos, December 18, 2020)

'Coronavirus Is Buying Time on Climate Change. Will We Make Use of It?' (Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2020)

'CU Boulder Professors: ‘Tax’ On Satellites Will Reduce Space Junk' (CBS Denver, May 26, 2020)

'Good News And Bad News As Carbon Dioxide Emissions Grow More Slowly Than Models Predict' (Forbes, February 18, 2020)

'Can we balance conservation and development? Science says yes' (Davos World Economic Forum Agenda, October 16, 2018)

'Blowing up illegal fishing boats helps Indonesian fishers' (Scientific American, August 6, 2018)

'Reducing collateral damage' (The UCSB Current, March 15, 2018)

'Cornered' (The UCSB Current, March 28, 2017)

'Is China's hands-off approach to fisheries producing more fish?' (Hakai Magazine, February 23, 2017)

'National seafood rule could prevent marine mammal deaths...if it's not revoked' (National Geographic Ocean Voices, January 27, 2017)

'Intense industrial fishing' (The UCSB Current, January 17, 2017)

'New US seafood rule shows global trade and conservation can work together' (The Conversation, January 10, 2017). Reposted by Huffington Post (January 17, 2017)

'Fishing rule aims to do for all marine mammals what it did for the dolphin' (NPR, January 5, 2017)

'A new law will try to save whales and dolphins by wielding America's purchasing power' (Quartz, December 15, 2016).

'New US law poised to improve marine conservation worldwide' (ScienceDaily, December 15, 2016)

'Thinking outside the box on fisheries management? Think again.' (National Geographic Ocean Views, July 17, 2015)

'Can balanced harvesting really save the oceans?' (Davos World Economic Forum Agenda, July 17, 2015)

'Could 'balanced harvesting' really feed the world and save the oceans?' (The Conversation, July 13, 2015)

'California North' (The Globe and Mail, April 8, 2015)

'Carbon pricing models' (The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2015)

Interview on CBC's The Fisheries Broadcast about fleet diversity (CBC Radio One, November 12, 2014)

Is fleet diversity key to sustainable fisheries? (Bren School News, October 30, 2014; ScienceDaily, October 31, 2014)

'Shaping the Earth's eco-future' (The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2014)

'Climate is a centrist issue' (The Globe and Mail, June 14, 2014)

'Turning the PC household debt analogy on its head' (The Hamilton Spectator, May 30, 2014)

'Libs on right track' (The Toronto Sun, May 25, 2014)

'Predicting fish species' decline before it's too late' (Science for Environment Policy, European Commission, January 16, 2014)

'Can the use of 'big data' help save the world's fisheries?' (ClimateWire, November 19, 2013)

'U research predicts overfishing threats' (Minnesota Daily, October 3, 2013)

Interview on CBC's 'The Fisheries Broadcast' about the Eventual Threat Index (CBC Radio One, September 20, 2013)

'Identifying threatened fish species before their populations decline' (PNAS 'New & Newsworthy', September 16, 2013)

'Early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse' (ScienceDaily, September 16, 2013)

'U of M Researchers discover early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse' (Discover UMN, September 12, 2013)