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Add climate change to the list of things blockchain is supposed to solve

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach says there’s a danger in assuming blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, will be a miracle cure for climate change. "It's essentially can-kicking ethics."

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‘Himalayan viagra’ under threat from climate change

A study co-authored by Stanford Earth professor Eric Lambin looks into how global warming has played a role in the survival of the fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis.

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The Tibetan caterpillar fungus is in trouble

Research co-authored by Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin conclusively shows what others have suspected: A precious fungus is disappearing, as a result of a double whammy of overharvesting and warming weather.

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There may be troves of liquid water hiding in Greenland's ice

A first-of-its-kind analysis from Stanford Earth researchers including Dustin Schroeder has revealed a surprising amount of liquid water encased in solid ice inside Greenland’s Store Glacier. 

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California farms feed the U.S., but their land is sinking

The Central Valley is one the main food suppliers in the U.S., but it now faces a host of environmental concerns. Research from Stanford Earth shows over-pumping aquifers can release toxic arsenic.

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For some poor countries, climate science comes too late

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach explains the climate data gap, which allows scientists to say to say much more specifically how climate change will play out in Europe and North America compared to other places.

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‘I Don’t Know That It’s Man-Made,’ Trump Says of Climate Change. It Is.

Research led by Stanford Earth scientists shows that, contrary to the picture painted by President Trump on "60 minutes," not doing anything about climate change could cost trillions of dollars. 

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Scientists to Trump: ‘Zero Reason’ to Expect a Climate Reversal

Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford Earth helps to explain why the existence of past cool periods – including the Ice Age – aren’t evidence the current warming trend is illusory.

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Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

Stanford Earth's David Lobell comments on research that shows increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt barley production enough to double beer prices. 

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How geology tells the story of evolutionary bottlenecks and life on Earth

Geophysics professor Norm Sleep discusses his recent Astrobiology paper describing how Earth’s ancient geology can be used to test theories about the evolution of life.

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Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later

Stanford Earth's Chris Field explains how a New Age-style experiment in the Arizona desert has become "an important piece in our portfolio for understanding climate change."

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How climate change will affect your health

"As economic conditions worsen, that might also worsen mental health," Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke explains. There also might be "a plausible biological linkage between temperature, thermal regulation and how the brain regulates its own emotion."

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Who drew it? Trump asks of dire climate report

Stanford's Katharine Mach is mentioned as one of 91 leading scientists from 40 countries who examined more than 6,000 scientific studies for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report .

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‘Catastrophic’ mental health changes tied to climate change

Marshall Burke's recent study on the connection between suicide rates and temperature is cited in the context of additional research that exposure to heat, on average, worsens mental health outcomes.

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How to understand the UN's dire new climate report

“We’ve already seen dangerous interference," explains Stanford Earth's Chris Field. "Now the question is, How do we deal as effectively as we can with that?”

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The future of the world is on the line, and our chance to fix it is now

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh describes his research showing that, relative to the eventual economic damage of not acting aggressively enough to protect the planet in the future, it would cost much less to make changes now.

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