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Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.

“We know there are thresholds we don’t want to cross,” says Chris Field. “But we don’t know precisely where they are.”

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Changing agriculture from a GHG emitter to absorber

Soil, writes Rob Jackson, “is a no-risk climate solution with big co-benefits. Fostering soil health protects food security and builds resilience to droughts, floods, and urbanization.”

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UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future

"We ought to recognize that we have profound limits on the amount of land available and we have to be careful about how we utilize it,” Chris Field says about a new United Nations scientific report.

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When rich economies cut emissions, poor ones stand to benefit, study says

Research by Noah Diffenbaugh and Marshall Burke is cited in the context of how warming trends have exacerbated global wealth inequality.

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'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie'

“It’s a loss for USDA,” said Earth system science professor David Lobell on the leaving of influential USDA scientist Lewis Ziska.

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Burn. Build. Repeat: why our wildfire policy is so deadly

The Carr Fire, along with California's 2018 Camp Fire, “ended any delusion that humans could keep Mother Nature in check,” according to an Op-ed by Jeffrey Ball, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School.

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Deforestation, Agriculture, and Diet Are Fuelling the Climate Crisis

According to Katharine Mach, “carbon stored in the biosphere is at risk if we don’t simultaneously get energy, industry, and transport emissions in check.”  

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Forum explores motivating different people about climate change

Negative framing of climate change “can be effective in terms of making people aware of the risk, but it’s not necessarily effective in terms of motivating change,” Gabrielle Wong-Parodi said in a July 31 panel.

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Californians' concerns about worsening wildfires at record high

“It seems...that Californians strongly recognize that climate change is not just about what’s happening to the average thermostat on planet Earth, but it’s really something [that] is driving up across complex hazards,” Katharine Mach says.

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Wastewater injection can make faults twice as likely to fail, quake study says

Mark Zoback and Jens‐Erik Lund Snee find that wastewater injection from oil and gas operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area makes faults much more likely to slip.

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The risk of conflict rises as the world heats up

Marshall Burke, assistant professor of Earth system science, explains how climate change may influence civil conflicts.

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When will California become too hot to grow wine grapes?

“The growing environment is likely to be different 30 years from now in different regions,” says Noah Diffenbaugh. “But it’s an open question how growers and vintners respond to that.”

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East Bay quakes caused by shift in Greenville fault

According to geophysics professor Bill Ellsworth, recent Bay Area earthquakes are on the same fault that caused a 5.8 earthquake in Livermore in the 1980s.

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Forum explores Apollo 11’s legacy and what’s next

"The general public knows a lot about the actual Moon landing but not much more about its scientific importance," professor Sonia Tikoo-Schantz says in the context of how the Apollo 11 mission has shaped our understanding of the Moon and Earth.

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Bay Area likely to see more 100+ degree days in coming years, new study finds

“The main theme from the study is that we should avoid warming on the high end and do everything possible to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement,” says Chris Field.

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Recent earthquakes could mark end of California ‘earthquake drought,’ professors say

Geophysicists Greg Beroza, Bill Ellsworth and  Simon Klemperer comment on recent earthquakes. “We expect more earthquakes in the next 20 years than in the past 20 years,” Klemperer says.

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