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[copy] Displaced: a dearth of policy as millions relocate due to climate change

Between the years 2008 and 2015, approximately 22.5 million people have been forced to relocate — temporarily or permanently — due to climate and other “weather-related” disasters. There are estimates that by 2050, the number of persons displaced due to climate may eclipse the number of “traditional” refugees as defined by the 1951 Refugee Convention and…

Why you should vote to divest from fossil fuels

“In accordance with Stanford’s commitment to ethical investment, the University should divest its endowment from fossil fuel extraction companies in order to avert further environmental and social harm caused by climate change.”   Throughout this past winter quarter, members of Fossil Free Stanford collected over 1,000 student signatures in order to put the above amendment…

Stanford professor retracts $10 million libel suit against scientific critic, academic journal

Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson has voluntarily withdrawn a $10 million libel lawsuit against an academic critic and the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) official journal for publishing a report disputing his research on renewable energy sources in the United States. Jacobson, who also directs Stanford’s atmosphere and energy program, initially sued the journal for libel in Nov. 2017.

Study finds complicated efficacy of supply chain sustainability measures

While ethical consumerism is often touted as a potential solution for climate change and other environmental problems, recent research from Stanford suggests it might be a less clear practice than previously believed. According to the study, supply chain sustainability efforts are overestimated by consumers thanks to the proliferation of media coverage and “sustainable” product labeling.…