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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.


November 30, 2015

As they work toward halting global warming, international delegates at the Paris climate talks will depend on a knowledge base that Stanford scholars helped build over the past two decades.

November 30, 2015

Stanford Earth researcher Aaron Strong joins New York Times reporter Andy Revkin to discuss the history of UN climate summit and what is different at this year's event.

November 30, 2015

Stanford experts on climate change-related issues ranging from energy and ecosystems to law and economics share their perspectives on the upcoming COP21 talks in Paris.

November 13, 2015

A new study coauthored by Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh and graduate students Justin Mankin and Deepti Singh finds that as greenhouse gas emissions and global temperatures continue to rise, mountain snowmelt will decrease.

November 10, 2015
Stanford scientists have tested a way to measure crop yield from space using satellites that can directly measure plant photosynthesis.
October 29, 2015

Stanford’s Dan Reicher and Alicia Seiger identify key strategies to catalyze investment in clean energy resources.

Dollar signs
October 21, 2015

New research finds that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100.

October 15, 2015

In a world transformed by climate change and human activity, conserving biodiversity and protecting species will require an interdisciplinary combination of ecological and social research methods.

Chris Field
September 28, 2015

Field sees the big picture and distills complex detail into a cohesive whole. It’s no wonder the U.S. tapped him for leadership of the U.N.'s top climate change organization.