Coastal communities are already hurting from climate change and local businesses are paying a high price, according to a new study by Stanford researchers including Miyuki Hino, Katharine Mach and Chris Field.
Miyuko Hino, a PhD student in E-IPER and co-author of a new study with Katharine Mach and Chris Field, discusses the role of climate change in more frequent high-tide flooding, which can disrupt local economies.
Climate change has already altered California's climate, says Noah Diffenbaugh. "The state needs to address questions about an aging water infrastructure built for snow ... instead of the rain we will see in the future."
“All of negative emission is hard – even afforestation or reforestation,” says Stanford Earth's Sally Benson. “It’s not about saying, ‘I want to plant a tree.’ It’s about saying, ‘We want to plant a billion trees.’ ”
Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson says he believes the U.S. needs either nuclear power or carbon capture and storage (for example, paired with natural gas) to provide grid reliability and to reduce energy costs
An op-ed written by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson that notes the financial toll of climate change already being experienced today is cited in a conversation about the cost of the proposed Green New Deal.
An earthquake in Indonesia offered a detailed look at supershear, which can create the geologic version of a sonic boom. Stanford Earth's Eric Dunham says the event may help researchers better understand super-fast quakes.
Commenting on a two-year lag between a 27-minute spike in pressure in gas pipes and the fine over the incident, Stanford professor Rob Jackson said any kind of overpressurization for that long is worrisome.
Shannon Switzer Swanson, a PhD student in E-IPER, and Grace Greenwald, an undergraduate studying biology and creative writing, report on how floating robots may change our understanding of the global carbon cycle.
“I don’t see a sufficient reduction of winds to override the wildfire risks from warming,” says Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh. “It’s clear that the warming itself has already substantially increased wildfire risk.”
"I’ve spent two decades documenting the evidence and effects of climate change," writes Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson. "Hearing talk of a Green New Deal, I feel excitement and, perhaps surprisingly, dread."
Stanford geophysicist Jenny Suckale comments on new research suggesting oil extraction may have caused nearly all of the moderate earthquakes that struck the Los Angeles Basin in the first half of the 20th century.