Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Map showing percentage gain in GDP per capita in 2100 from achieving 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming instead of 2 degrees.

Climate Mitigation Could Yield Trillions in Economic Benefits »

May 23, 2018

Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.

By Michelle Horton, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

Best Case Scenario for International Climate Talks »

November 7, 2017

Experts from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) to discuss a path to implementation of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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Maize farm plots

Satellites Measure Farm Yields  »

February 13, 2017

By using high-res images taken by the latest generation of compact satellites, Stanford scientists have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from space. Measuring yields could improve productivity and...

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

satellite with Earth in background

Mapping Poverty with Satellite Data and Machine Learning  »

August 23, 2016

Poverty and the desperate pursuit of resources it engenders can be a powerful driver of damaging environmental impacts such as deforestation. Accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is...

By Michelle Horton, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Global Warming: Can World's Nations Agree on 2 Degrees? »

November 23, 2015

Stanford experts weigh in on Paris climate talks

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Earth from Space

Economic Cost of Climate Change Higher Than Expected »

October 22, 2015

Research finds that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Susan Rice

Climate Change as National Security Threat »

October 14, 2015

U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice calls climate change a "threat multiplier," advocates action.

By Clifton Parker, Stanford News Service