The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge and the Future of California Drought
May 21, 2016
Daniel Swain, PhD ’16, student of Woods Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh, explains the combination of factors that has led to California’s drought, including climate change, rising temperatures, and the “ridiculously resilient ridge”.
Addressing the Accumulating Threats to the West’s Water Supply
May 21, 2016
Woods Co-Director Buzz Thompson and Woods affiliate David Kennedy explain the historical forces that have brought the entire region to this critical juncture, and explore some promising solutions going forward.
Calculating the Global Economic Cost of Climate Change
October 22, 2015
Center Fellow, by courtesy, Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) discusses research showing that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100. Read more.
Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) describes the unique characteristics and chances of extinction for various species. Ehrlich's latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Ceballos and Anne Ehrlich, is The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. All proceeds from the book will go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab to support research by young conservation biologists.
Stanford researchers are working with local and federal agencies in Los Angeles, Sonoma and other drought-stricken California cities in an unprecedented effort to capture and reuse stormwater. The approach could be part of a solution not only to water shortages but also to run-off laced with pesticides and other chemicals that can contaminate beaches and contribute to oxygen-choking, fish-killing algae blooms. Read more: http://stanford.io/1Kehbom