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.
“It’s absolutely the case that emissions and growth can be decoupled,” says Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke, whose research has shown the economic benefits of mitigation will be much larger than previously believed.
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.
The first step in improved land management is to halt practices that require carbon-removal in the first place. "Dealing with tropical deforestation is huge, huge, huge," says Katharine Mach of Stanford Earth.
Many economists expect carbon emissions to drop in the next few decades. But maybe they won’t. Are we on the worst-case scenario for climate change? “We’re actually a lot closer than we should be," says Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson.
For the first time in four years U.S. carbon emissions increased, mostly because a booming economy used more energy resources, even with a shift toward renewable energy and natural gas. Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson discusses whether a booming economy and rising emissions can decouple.
“We have lost momentum. There’s no question,” Rob Jackson, a Stanford University professor who studies emissions trends, said of both U.S. and global efforts to steer the world toward a more sustainable future.