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Today, more than 1 billion people have inadequate access to energy, water and food. As the world population continues to grow to over 9 billion this century, demand for these resources will increase.

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School News

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Undergraduate Madeline Lisaius will be conducting an international research project in Ecuador starting this fall.

Noah Diffenbaugh
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh has been appointed to the newly established California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group to help address the effects of climate change on the state.

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Stanford News Service

Op-eds written by Stanford students have begun to be published — one outcome of a new Stanford Earth class that teaches students how to advocate for environmental policy issues.

In The News

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Few disciplines in today's world play such a significant role in how society operates and what we can do to protect our future.

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The New York Times

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach and E-IPER PhD student Miyuki Hino write about understanding and managing risk in a changing climate.

Cold Mountain Review

Stanford Earth environmental scientist and poet Rob Jackson reflects on melting glaciers.