A longer summer mosquito season coupled with higher temperatures has increased the transmission of mosquito-transferred diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Stanford scientists’ work could help predict the diseases’ spread.
Using a four-pronged framework, Professor of Earth System Science Noah Diffenbaugh ’96 M.S. ’97 and his research team have found a direct connection between extreme weather events and human impact.
Delivering the fifth annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture, John Holdren Ph.D. ’70 discussed the elevated role of science policy in the Obama administration and his worries about climate change policy under President Donald Trump.
Stanford marine biologists have discovered stress-induced defensive genes in corals that serve as a predictor for damage caused by environmental pressure and climate change. The discovery could improve conservation strategies for at-risk reefs.
Many of the toughest questions about climate change boil down to ethics: do the benefits received from carbon emissions justify the harm they cause? Philosophy Ph.D. candidate Blake Francis is working on a moral framework to help find the answers.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election aggressively covered topics from health care to foreign policy, from economic growth to national security. However, one important topic went largely untouched by either party nominee. The question of the future of science — how it will affect or be affected by major policy decisions. In discussing science and the…
Environmental policy could face setbacks under a climate-skeptic Trump administration, but it may be too early to call doom and gloom, according to a Stanford Law School panel.
The panel included four political experts on climate change who spoke on the potential ramifications of Trump’s presidency on environmental policies. The bipartisan panel contained members whose specialties spanned political and environmental science as well as law.
On May 28, the students from COMM 138: “Deliberative Democracy Practicum: Applying Deliberative Polling” will host an event called “What’s Next Stanford? A Forum on Climate Policy” to discover what Stanford students would believe about climate change and sustainability under “ideal” circumstances. The results will be reported to the Stanford community in hopes of improving sustainability policies.