Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Kara J Foundation Professor of Earth System Science
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Climate, Food Security
Noah Diffenbaugh is the Kara J Foundation Professor of Earth System Science and the Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at Woods. He studies the climate system, including the processes by which climate change could impact agriculture, water resources, and human health. Dr. Diffenbaugh is currently Editor-in-Chief of the peer-review journal Geophysical Research Letters. He has served as a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and has provided testimony and scientific expertise to the White House, the Governors of California and Indiana, and U.S. Congressional offices. Dr. Diffenbaugh is a recipient of the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and a Terman Fellowship from Stanford University. He has also been recognized as a Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and as a Google Science Communication Fellow.
Selected Publications by this Author
Global Warming’s Influence on Extreme Weather Events (PDF/542.28 KB) »
News & Press Releases
Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.
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Noah Diffenbaugh discusses some of the biggest questions surrounding climate change.
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Noah Diffenbaugh is quoted on California's recent drought issues amidst a dry March.
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