“We are in the middle of a war with great devastation and human suffering and deaths and adding a nuclear event – even if it is minor releases of radioactivity – to the present situation, that is really a heavy burden,” says Stanford Earth professor Rod Ewing.
Geophysics lecturer Derek Ouyang, who works with community leaders through the Stanford Future Bay Initiative, shares how disadvantaged communities in San Mateo County are increasingly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to socioeconomic circumstances.
“It seems that colder climates are just inherently more predictable than warmer ones,” says Aditi Sheshadri, lead author of a study that suggests warming can impact the accuracy of weather forecasts in the future.
Noah Diffenbaugh comments on the sudden wet trend in the California drought: “deficits have been so pronounced through so much of the state that it will take more than one normal year to overcome, and we don’t know how this year will ultimately play out. That said, it’s a very encouraging start."
Governments all over the world have failed to invest in green economic recovery 18 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earth scientist Rob Jackson shares his insights on keeping global temperatures from rising in the future.
Rob Jackson discusses the health risks of natural gas usage inside homes, fueling the California-driven movement to shift kitchens from gas to electric stoves, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas pollution nationwide.
Helping to show the public the effects of global warming, Noah Diffenbaugh and other attribution scientists link climate change to the nuanced impacts of extreme weather events in affected communities.
An upcoming lunar mission holds promise for elucidating geologic processes, including Sonia Tikoo's 2018 work to show how heating associated with magmatic activity within the Moon might have amplified localized magnetic fields.