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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
The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) is a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute and the Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). COS develops knowledge to solve ocean challenges.
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.
Other Research Centers and Programs
Environmental Venture Projects
News & Press Releases
Recent trends in atmospheric circulation found to play key role in extreme weather such as heatwaves, droughts and storms.
By Rob Jordan,
Discusses climatic research co-authored by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth Science)
By Seth Borenstein,