Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Climate

Hunting for the Neuroscience of Heat and Violence »

February 17, 2016

Center Fellow Marshall Burke (earth system science) discusses climate and conflict in a new series by Grist "Climate on the Mind"

By Clayton Aldern, Grist

Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate? »

February 10, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the environmental impact of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Kelly McEvers, NPR

Living On Top Of Forgotten Oil And Gas Wells »

February 9, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) explains how "plugged" gas wells can still leak methane at various levels.

By Stephanie Joyce, Inside Energy

The Developing World Can Leapfrog Dirty Coal And Go Straight To Clean Energy »

February 4, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (civil and environmental engineering) explains how developing countries can bypass coal and go straight to low-cost renewables.

By Mark Z. Jacobson, Fast Company

Are We Heading Into A New Ice Age? »

January 28, 2016

Senior Fellow Chris Field (biology, earth system science) and Katherine Mach of the Carnegie Institution discuss a new paper in Nature that concludes we are not headed for a new ice age and that human-caused climate change will delay...

By Chris Field and Katherine Mach, World Economic Forum Blog

Gas Leak Pollution Monitoring Took Months to Put in Place »

January 21, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) states that the delay in setting up pollution monitoring equipment undermined the ability to measure health impacts of the leak.

By Brian Melley, Washington Post via AP

An Invisible Leak, With Glaring Consequences »

January 15, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the severity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Elah Feder, Science Friday

Obama Announces Moratorium on New Federal Coal Leases »

January 15, 2016

Woods Consulting Professor David Hayes, also a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, discusses how the current federal coal program is outdated.

By Joby Warrick and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

Obama Said to Plan Suspension of New U.S. Coal Leases »

January 14, 2016

Woods Consulting Professor David Hayes, also a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, explains why the current federal coal program is outdated.

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg

Could Better Tech Prevent the Next Big Methane Leak? »

January 8, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses safety measures that could have reduced or eliminated the severity of the leak.

By Keith Wagstaff, NBC

Here’s What It’s Like To Live Next To California’s Gas Blowout Catastrophe »

January 8, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the size of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Matt Ferner and Lydia O'Connor, Huffington Post

We've Never Seen an El Niño Quite Like This Before »

January 7, 2016

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses El Niño in the context of global warming.

By Andrew Freedman, Mashable

Hot and Violent »

January 5, 2016

Features research by Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) on the connections between climate change and social conflict.

By David Rotman, MIT Technology Review

New Infrared Video Reveals Growing Environmental Disaster in L.A. Gas Leak »

December 24, 2015

Woods Affiliate Adam Brandt (energy resources engineering) says substantial leaks can sometimes go completely undetected, and that there is a need to design ways to quickly detect and fix large leaks soon after they happen.

By Joby Warrick, Washington Post

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Indeed A Cause of Social Conflict »

December 17, 2015

Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) co-authors an op-ed on the connections between climate change and social conflict.

By Solomon Hsiang and Marshall Burke, Los Angeles Times

Virtual Reality Could Finally Get People to Care About Climate Change »

December 14, 2015

Senior Fellow Jeremy Bailenson (communication) discusses the ability of virtual reality can to encourage people care about climate change on an emotional level.

By Chris Weller, Tech Insider

The Paris Climate Agreement: The Real Work Starts Now »

December 13, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a feature on the work that needs to be done after the Paris climate talks.

By Rob Jackson and Pep Canadell, The Conversation

Climate Accord Is a Healing Step, if Not a Cure »

December 12, 2015

Senior Fellow Chris Field (biology, earth system science), states "I think this Paris outcome is going to change the world. We didn’t solve the problem, but we laid the foundation.”

By Justin Gillis, New York Times

The Defining Challenge of the 21st Century »

December 11, 2015

Dan Rather interviews Senior Fellow Chris Field (biology, earth system science) about the science behind climate change, and what makes it the defining challenge of the 21st century.

By Dan Rather, Huffington Post

COP21 Interview: Farming and Food at Risk from Climate Change »

December 9, 2015

Senior Fellow Chris Field (biology, earth system science) and Katherine Mach of the Carnegie Institution discuss the future of agriculture in the age of climate change.

By Daniel Grossman, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting