Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Climate

Research Area block

Climate change is one of the most complex environmental challenges the world faces today.

Its impact encompasses physical, ecological, economic, political and ethical issues. Public and political opinions may be divided on what drives climate change, but the science is undeniable. We must seek ways to adapt to climate change on multiple fronts, even as we address its underlying causes. Stanford Woods Institute researchers are creating climate models for economic impact studies and energy and environmental policymaking. Some are assessing climate vulnerabilities and shifting public perspectives on climate change issues. Others are looking closely at ways to assess risk, reduce vulnerabilities and mitigate and adapt to impacts.


Research Centers and Programs

Center for Ocean Solutions »

The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) creates innovations to sustain the resilience of the world's oceans and the people who depend on them.

Center on Food Security and the Environment »

A joint effort with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) addresses the challenges of feeding the world's growing population without depleting the planet’s natural resources.

Stanford Environment Assessment Facility »

The Stanford Environment Assessment Facility (SEAF) is investigating how to make the process of assessment more effective, unleashing intellectual power towards pressing environmental challenges and opportunities.


News & Press Releases

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Carbon Capture a Financial Opportunity for U.S. Biofuels »

April 23, 2018

With recent tax credits and other policies, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground is not only possible but profitable for U.S. biofuel refineries.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford News Service

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Media Coverage

A Voyage Along Trump’s Wall »

April 23, 2018

Rio Grande canoe trip organized by Stanford researcher Dan Reicher, reveals how border wall would change life and landscape.

By Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker

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Videos

What is Assessment?

August 31, 2017

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Publications

Published Work
An Environmental Call to Action »

January 1, 2017 -

The growing role of methane in anthropogenic climate change »

December 12, 2016 -

IPCC expert meeting on detection and attribution related to anthropogenic climate change »

February 27, 2016 -

The Global Methane Budget: 2000–2012, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss »

January 2, 2016 -

The Global Methane Budget: 2000–2012, Earth Syst »

January 2, 2016 -

Reaching Peak Emissions »

December 7, 2015 -

Debunking the Climate Hiatus »

September 17, 2015 -

U.S. Maize Adaptability »

July 26, 2013 -

Climate Change and Wild Species »

February 21, 2013 -

Enhanced Nitrogen Deposition Over China »

February 20, 2013 - Peter Vitousek, Fusuo Zhang, Andreas Fangmeier, Peter Christie, Keith Goulding, Jan Willem Erisman, Zhenling Cui, Jianlin Shen, Aohan Tang, Wenxuan Han, Ying Zhang, Xuejun Liu

Detecting Unfrozen Sediments Below Thermokarst Lakes With Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance »

February 16, 2013 - Rosemary Knight, Andrew D. Parsekian, Benjamin M. Jones, Lin Liu, Kristina Keating, Mike Müller-Petke, Jan O. Walbrecker, Guido Grosse

Climate Adaptation as Mitigation: the Case of Agricultural Investments »

February 12, 2013 - David Lobell, Thomas W Hertel, Uris Lantz C Baldos

Bounding the Role of Black Carbon in the Climate System: A Scientific Assessment »

January 15, 2013 - Mark Jacobson, T. C. Bond, S. J. Doherty , D. W. Fahey , P. M. Forster , T. Berntsen , B. J. DeAngelo , M. G. Flanner , S. Ghan , B. Kärcher , D. Koch , S. Kinne , Y. Kondo , P. K. Quinn , M. C. Sarofim , M. G. Schultz , M. Schulz , C. Venkataraman , H. Zhang , S. Zhang , N. Bellouin

Genomic Basis for Coral Resilience »

January 7, 2013 - Stephen Palumbi, Daniel J. Barshis , Jason T. Ladner, Thomas A. Oliver, François O. Seneca, Nikki Traylor-Knowles

The Effects of Rerouting Aircraft Around the Arctic Circle on Arctic and Global Climate »

December 1, 2012 - Mark Jacobson, Jordan T. Wilkerson, Sathya Balasubramanian, Wayne W. Cooper Jr., Nina Mohleji

Global Warming Causes »

October 4, 2012 -

Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services: Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment »

July 1, 2012 - Mary Ruckelshaus, Michelle D. Staudinger, Nancy B. Grimm, Amanda Staudt, Shawn L. Carter, F. Stuart Chapin III, Peter Kareiva, Bruce A. Stein

Low Demand for Nontraditional Cookstove Technologies »

June 11, 2012 - Lynn Hildemann, Grant Miller, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Puneet Dwivedi, Robert Bailis

Response of corn markets to climate volatility under alternative energy futures »

April 22, 2012 - Noah Diffenbaugh, Thomas W. Hertel, Martin Scherer, Monika Verma

Americans' Evaluations of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions »

June 1, 2007 - Brent Bannon, Matthew DeBell, Ray Kopp, Peter Aldhous

Exploiting Wind vs. Coal »

August 24, 2001 - Mark Jacobson, Gilbet Masters

The impact of the fall 1997 debate about global warming on American public opinion »

September 1, 1998 - Allyson Holbrook, Penny S. Visser

Research Brief
Surveys
Figures »

March 9, 2010 -

American Opinion on Global Warming The Impact of the Fall 1997 Debate »

September 1, 1998 - Allyson Holbrook, Penny S. Visser

Workshop Report
Other
Lessons for a cap-and-trade program »

May 18, 2006 - Larry Goulder, Dallas Burtraw, Alexander Farrell, Carla Peterman

Changing Perceptions of Changing Risks: Climate Change and the California Public »

May 18, 2006 - Michael D. Mastrandrea, Amy L. Luers, Stephen H. Schneider

Annual Reports
Fact Sheet