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'Communities know best': Climate solutions in the South Bay start with listening

Derek Ouyang is among a team of scientists, students and community organizers who organized a five-year study to examine the social and psychological effects of climate exposure, while building relationships with the families as warming alters their lives. 

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How Congress' hydrofluorocarbon legislation will affect your groceries

Over the next 15 years, the U.S. is set to slash the use of powerful greenhouse gases used in refrigerants. That means changes to your grocery store. "If we can phase out HFCs quickly, we'll reduce global warming by 1 degree Fahrenheit at century's end," said Rob Jackson.

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As oceans warm, cooler waters attract more biodiversity

A new authored by Stanford Earth PhD students Richard Stockey, Thomas Boag and Will Gearty looked at the fossil record of marine mollusks dating back 145 million years and examined how diversity shifted during warmer and colder periods.

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California wildfires triple amid drought after record 2020 fire season

"There is a 'confluence of conditions' that contribute to wildfires, but the drought persisting throughout California has made many residents concerned about what the arid conditions will mean for the next spate of fires," said Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh. 

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Increases in extreme precipitation cost the U.S. $73 billion over three decades

“We’ve seen that extreme precipitation events are increasing in frequency or intensity, and so we wanted to quantify what are the financial costs of those changes in precipitation,” said Frances Davenport, a PhD student in Earth system science.

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Biden's climate bet rests on a clean electricity standard

Sally Benson, an expert in low-carbon energy systems, discussed flexible standards for clean electricity. "Mandate the goals", she said, "not how states get there."

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Silent calamity: The health impacts of wildfire smoke

“Our research suggests that many more people likely perish from smoke exposure during large fire events than perish directly in the fire, and many more people are made sick,” said Stanford environmental economist Marshall Burke. 

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'New normal' for U.S. climate is officially hotter

“So many different types of extremes we know are increasing in frequency or intensity as a result of global warming, even the ones that don’t include temperature directly,” said climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh.

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Experts warn emissions may quickly return to pre-pandemic levels

Rob Jackson discussed how our emergence from the pandemic could lead to a spike in emissions. "The quickest jump will come when everyone hops back in their cars and starts commuting regularly," he said.

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This startup grows kelp then sinks it to pull carbon from the air

Sally Benson suggested, “making it cheaper for businesses to invest in carbon capture and storage is the best way to immediately reduce fossil fuel emissions.” 

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Congress must act to solve the methane problem

Rob Jackson co-authored an op-ed about ways that policymakers can reduce methane emissions. "We must mitigate methane emissions at their sources," they wrote.

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What can the Bay Area do about rising seas?

“If you were to get to know 100 families in East Palo Alto, maybe 50 out of 100 already are right at that point at which savings are so low that ... a flood event ... could be that tipping point,” said Derek Ouyang, a program manager and lecturer at the Stanford Future Bay Initiative.

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Extreme melt events can permanently alter structure of an ice sheet

Dustin Schroeder used a unique modeling technique that captured meltwater data near the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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Greenland’s 2012 heat wave still raising sea levels

“This is really one of the first cases where you can say, shockingly, in some ways, these slow, calm ice sheets care a lot about a single extreme event in a particularly warm year," Dusty Schroeder, said. 

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Jordan faces a climate crisis

Research led by Steve Gorelick found that Jordan's annual rainfall could be reduced 30 percent by 2100. Supplemental resources are limited, making the situation bleak. 

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Climate adaptation: The gaping hole in American environmental policy

Chris Field co-authored an op-ed about how a comprehensive national climate adaptation plan can save lives and money. 

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