Scientists have long wondered why the planet's first complex organisms emerged in the cold, dark depths of the ocean, where food and sun are in short supply. Stanford Earth's Erik Sperling and Tom Boag have an answer.
Stanford Earth's Tom Boag and Erik Sperling may have uncovered an important piece of the Ediacaran-Cambrian puzzle which could help piece together the missing links of the evolution of all life on Earth.
People always ask why they’re here on Earth. A study by Stanford Earth's Tom Boag and Erik Sperling suggests it could be because the deep ocean stays the same temperature and our single-cell ancestors liked to keep things simple.
A study co-authored by Jon Payne and Erik Sperling suggests the worst extinction in Earth’s history offers chilling predictions for the planet’s future – and for humanity’s efforts to keep climate doom at bay.
A study co-authored by Erik Sperling and Jon Payne shows rapid global warming caused the largest extinction event in the Earth’s history, which wiped out the vast majority of marine and terrestrial animals on the planet.
The Global Carbon Project, an organization led by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson, estimates that global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel sources will hit a record high of more than 37 billion tons this year.
The record high of carbon emissions in 2018 was driven by a solid growth in coal use for the second year in a row, along with sustained growth in oil and gas use, according to new research co-authored by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson.
Driven by growing energy use, the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels continue to increase, placing the goals of the Paris climate agreement in jeopardy, according to a new Stanford-led analysis.
As nations assemble in Poland for climate talks, projections from Rob Jackson and the Global Carbon Project suggest there is no clear end in sight to the growth of humanity’s contribution to climate change.