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Climate Change

Map of circulation flows
February 22, 2016

The findings could help solve an outstanding mystery about the global ocean conveyor belt and improve future climate forecasts.

February 19, 2016

Stanford’s Sally Benson talks energy systems analysis at MIT.


February 11, 2016

The amount of methane leaking from the gas leak in Aliso Canyon is comparable to the output of whole countries, Rob Jackson says.

January 25, 2016

Two scientific papers by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson and Marshall Burke were amongst the ten most cited studies of 2015.

January 4, 2016

Stanford Earth's Cassandra Brooks contributed footage to a new interactive David Attenborough project about the Great Barrier Reef. Brook's video shows the effects of ocean acifidification on the limestone skeleton of a sand dollar.

December 17, 2015

Stanford Earth’s multimedia producer Miles Traer captures the latest scientific discoveries presented at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting in this ongoing series of cartoons drawn live from the event.

Hari Mix working in his field site in the Sierra Nevada
December 11, 2015

Recent research by Stanford Earth scientists uses new techniques to shed light on the contentious history of California's iconic mountain range.

December 9, 2015

An international research team reports that the rapid increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has slowed in the past two years, underlining the need for action to permanently lower emissions.

Eiffel Tower illustration
December 1, 2015

The real business of decarbonization begins after an agreement is signed at the Paris climate conference, argue David G. Victor and Stanford Earth's James Leape.