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.
Woods Institute Hosts Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Meeting
September 9, 2007
The Woods Institute hosted the 17th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) at Stanford Sept. 5-9, 2007. More than 900 people attended the event, which included presentations by leading environmental researchers and tours of the Stanford campus--from the Jasper Ridge Biological Reserve to Hopkins Marine Station. A highlight of the meeting was the Sept. 5 News Executives Roundtable, which brought together news editors and researchers to discuss the challenge of reporting on global climate change. Eighteen news executives participated in the day-long discussion, including editors from the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon and Wired magazine. This video presents excerpts from four Woods Institute fellows who participated in the roundtable--Stanford professors Buzz Thompson, Jim Sweeney, Terry Root and Steve Schneider--and comments from SEJ representative Chris Bowman, a reporter with the Sacramento Bee.
Stanford University is one of several members of of the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium whose institutions are conducting long-range ecological research at Palmyra Atoll, a remote group of islands located about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Owned and protected by The Nature Conservancy and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Palmyra is one of the few intact coral reef ecosystems in the American tropics. In this video, Stanford Earth Sciences Professor Rob Dunbar, senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, explains the importance of Palmyra to marine scientists, including researchers from Hawaii and California studying the black-tipped reef shark, one of several shark species that flourish in Palmyra's remarkably pristine waters (length - 4:04).
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | CEO Roundtable
May 5, 2014
Steve Denning, Chairman of the Stanford University Board of Trustees and Chairman of General Atlantic moderates CEO Roundtable with AT&T, Cargill and the Westly Group. Discussion on vision for the role of business in sustainability, making sustainability an integral part of mission, values and corporate strategy, long-term sustainability plans and what is needed to catalyze achievement; key challenges and examples of what their companies are doing to make a significant impact.
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | Lightning Round
May 5, 2014
Chief Sustainability Officers from SAP and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Chief Scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering, and Head of Intuit's Incubator Labs discuss: "Making the Business Case and Moving from a Sustainability Strategy to a Sustainable Corporate Strategy," "Leveraging the Power of Innovation, "Materiality Assessment: Bridging Sustainability and Corporate Strategy," and "Building Integrated Infrastructure and Case Studies in China."
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | Faculty Research Talks
May 5, 2014
Faculty discuss their solutions oriented research: The CSR Lab, Climate Change - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Integrating Food Systems Globally for Sustainability, and Strategic Accounting for Ecosystems on Your Balance Sheet.