Chris Field News & Media Mentions
Researchers created maps showing where warmer weather has left trees in conditions that don’t suit them, making them more prone to being replaced by other species. The findings could help inform long-term wildfire and ecosystem management in these “zombie forests.” (Source: Stanford News)
Whiplash weather: What we can learn from California’s deadly storms
COP27: How to reduce emissions and still feed the world
Building resilience in the era of megafire
California military firefighting strike team will soon be deployed to battle wildfires
Stanford’s Strategic Energy Alliance funds six new energy research projects for a total of $5.1 million
How to fight climate change
Environmental scientist Chris Field explains why taking on climate change will require that we continue to reduce emissions and adapt to the effects of increasing temperatures. (Source: Stanford Engineering)
Stanford ecologist Chris Field awarded the 2022 Japan Prize
Trees on the move: How wildfire accelerates forest changes
COP26: Promise and limits of vows to rein in methane and protect forests
COP26: What to look for in crucial climate negotiations
Chris Field co-chairing new AAAS climate commission
Get used to surging food prices: Extreme weather is here to stay
Droughts and water constraints in California and the West could impact America's supply of nuts, fruits and vegetables. "So far, we have not seen widespread food price increases for American consumers," Chris Field wrote in an email. "But, as extremes become more common, the risk becomes more and more real."
Geoengineering marks scientific gains in U.N. report on dire climate future
As July 4 approaches, extreme drought and heat pose wildfire risk in the West
Should solar geoengineering be considered in the fight against climate change?
How does climate change affect migration?
April 2021 saw a 20-year high in the number of people stopped at the U.S./Mexico border, and President Joe Biden recently raised the cap on annual refugee admissions. Stanford researchers discuss how climate change’s effect on migration will change, how we can prepare for the impacts and what kind of policies could help alleviate the issue.
The science behind decarbonization
Climate adaptation: The gaping hole in American environmental policy
Should we block the Sun? Scientists say the time has come to study it.
Science panel: Consider air cooling tech as climate back-up
What California needs to do to avoid a Texas-style electricity crisis
Scholars, industry leader spell out necessities and challenges of carbon removal
New evidence on the health Impacts of wildfire smoke
Stanford celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
New study finds California should burn one-fifth of the state
To prevent wildfires, California needs to burn
Setting fires to avoid fires
The crucial lessons from Australia’s wildfires
Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires
Jack Black: Everyone should go vegan because of ‘cow farts’
What do multidisciplinary ocean solutions look like?
Are blackouts here to stay? A look into the future
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe talks environmental education
Paris exit makes it tougher for US to lead a green future, experts say
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s flawed ‘read the transcript’ defense
“I agree with the president that fuel reduction and fire breaks are important,” said Chris Field. “But they are just the beginning. We also need to upgrade homes and businesses to make them more fire resistant, improve defensible spaces around buildings, and limit ignitions, including from downed power lines.”