Al Gore Delivers First Annual Stephen Schneider Memorial Lecture
April 24, 2013
In the first annual Stephen Schneider Memorial Lecture, named for the renowned climate scientist and Stanford Woods Institute senior fellow, former Vice President Al Gore calls for "passionate" action to reverse the "degraded" state of democracy and to address climate change.
Households depend upon food prices, incomes, and disease burdens that impact the ability to use consumed food. Climate change and extreme temperatures impact all of these factors. In this talk, Stanford Woods Institute Center Fellow David Lobell, associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, focuses on the impact of heat in growing regions that are important for food prices. He reviews recent research on heat impacts and discusses whether crop yields are becoming more or less sensitive to heat.
U.S. Views on Climate Adaptation: Panel Discussion
April 4, 2013
Panel discussion of results of survey about U.S. views on climate adaptation -- March 28, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Meg Caldwell, Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions. Panelists: Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Operations, Office of the Mayor, New York City; Jon Krosnick, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Laurie McGilvray, Chief, Estuarine Reserves Divisions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Margaret Peloso, Attorney, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Carol Werner, Executive Director; Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
Dr. Stephen Luby, Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow, outlines an agenda to address global water shortages and related health issues in coming decades - Otago International Health Research Network annual conference in Dunedin, New Zealand; Nov. 7, 2012.
In this edition of "Why I Do Science", QUEST spends time with Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, California. The veteran, globe-trotting marine biologist has spent decades studying tropical corals which today are threatened with warming temperatures and ocean acidifcation.
The Kelp Forest Array, located just offshore of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, will provide the power and real-time data access scientists need to monitor the effects of climate change on the California coast.