Ten years ago, few researchers and experts crossed disciplines to collaborate in pursuit of environmental solutions. Today, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the Stanford Woods Institute, the landscape has changed dramatically. To mark that progress and lay the groundwork for future collaborative breakthroughs, Woods hosted a tenth anniversary symposium on Nov. 11, 2014. The event, moderated by School of Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson and San Jose Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers, brought together Stanford researchers, students and their colleagues in the water, conservation, sustainable development and public health fields.
Kenneth Scheve: How Can Countries Make How Can Countries Make Progress in Global Climate Cooperation?
September 19, 2014
International climate negotiations have been much maligned for ineffectiveness, but there is a clear path to achieving breakthroughs, according to a study co-authored by Kenneth Scheve, a political science professor affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and a senior fellow with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs. This short animated video explains the study's main findings. Read more about the study
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.
The American Public's Views of Global Climate Change
October 25, 2007
In this National Science Foundation program, Jon Krosnick, professor in humanities and social science at Stanford University, provides an eye-opening analysis of how Americans acquire knowledge and beliefs. See how the media have influenced public opinion on climate change over the past two decades by distorting the issue into an argument between rival factions rather than scientific facts.