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Commentary, opinion and essays on sustainability, environmental policy and more from Stanford experts.

BY Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Staff
ClockOctober 14, 2022

Is this the only bipartisan solution to the youth mental health crisis?

October 7, 2022 – Nicole M. Ardoin, Phillip Kilbridge | The Hill

Those old power plants? Now we have the means to turn them green.

September 29, 2022 – Dan W. Reicher | The Washington Post

Solar geoengineering might work, but local temperatures could keep rising for years

September 27, 2022 – Patrick W. Keys, Curtis Bell, Elizabeth A. Barnes, James W. Hurrell, Noah Diffenbaugh | The Conversation

Make greenhouse-gas accounting reliable – build interoperable systems

July 26, 2022 – Amy Luers, Leehi Yona, Christopher B. Field, Robert B. Jackson, Katharine J. Mach, Benjamin W. Cashore, Cynthia Elliott , Lauren Gifford, Colleen Honigsberg, Lena Klaassen, H. Damon Matthews, Andi Peng, Christian Stoll, Marian Van Pelt, Ross A. Virginia, Lucas Joppa | Nature

Why climate action is global health action

July 18, 2022 – Shyam Prakash Dumre, A. Desiree LaBeaud, Hanna Ehrlich, Laia J. Vazquez Guillamet, Bartholomew N. Ondigo, Sapna P. Sadarangani, Claire Njeri Wamae, Kate Whitfield | The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Why we remember floods and not droughts

July 17, 2022 – Kim Beil | The Atlantic

The Supreme Court dealt a terrible blow to children's health

July 9, 2022 – Frederica Perera, Kari Nadeau | The New York Times

The world needs to redefine sustainability in the blue food sector

June 29, 2022 – Fiorenza Micheli | Fortune

Is it just me, or is it really hot again?

June 21, 2022 – Noah Diffenbaugh, Marshall Burke | The Hill

Next steps in US-China climate cooperation

April 26, 2022 – Shiran Victoria Shen, Jean C. Oi, Yi Cui, Liang Min | The Hill

We are wasting time on these climate debates. The next steps are clear.

April 10, 2022 – John Bistline, Inês Azevedo, Chris Bataille, Steven Davis | The New York Times

How the SEC’s rules will – and won’t – solve climate change

March 22, 2022 – Alicia Seiger, Marc Roston, Thomas Heller | Impact Alpha

Why don't people realize how bad methane is for climate change? Bad math.

March 14, 2022 – Sam Abernethy | San Francisco Chronicle

Nuclear reactors in a war zone: A new type of weapon?

March 7, 2022 – Rodney C. Ewing | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Effective climate change adaptation means supporting community autonomy

February 28, 2022 – Anne C. Pisor, Xavier Basurto, Kristina G. Douglass, Katharine J. Mach, Elspeth Ready, Jason M. Tylianakis, Ashley Hazel, Michelle A. Kline, Karen L. Kramer, J. Stephen Lansing, Mark Moritz, Paul E. Smaldino, Thomas F. Thornton, James Holland Jones | Nature Climate Change

The fastest population growth in the West’s wildland-urban interface is in areas most vulnerable to wildfires

February 7, 2022 – Krishna Rao, Alexandra Konings, Marta Yebra, Noah Diffenbaugh, Park Williams | The Conversation

Global emissions rebound to pre-COVID levels

November 11, 2021 – Rob Jackson, Pierre Friedlingstein, Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie Andrew, Pep Canadell, Glen Peters and Sam Abernethy | Scientific American

Infrastructure in the developing world is a planetary furnace. Here's how to cool it.

November 10, 2021 – Jeffrey Ball | The Brookings Institution

The climate fight isn't about morality. It's about cold, hard cash.

November 9, 2021 – Jeffrey Ball | The New York Times

Biden wants to cut methane emissions. But we need to get it out of the air, too.

November 3, 2021 – Rob Jackson, Daphne Wysham | The Washington Post

Focus on methane is timely and appropriate

September 28, 2021 – Rob Jackson, Daphne Wysham | The Hill

Build back wiser

September 24, 2021 – Meagan S. Mauter | Science

Making blue foods central to global food systems

July 18, 2021 – Rosamond Naylor | Los Angeles Times

I am 

June 14, 2021 – Jef Caers | Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

Climate adaptation: The gaping hole in American environmental policy

April 15, 2021 – Chris Field, Alice C. Hill | The Hill

The Marshall Islands could by wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves

December 11, 2020 – Caroline Ferguson, Autumn Bordner | The Conversation

Will the pandemic make the West more vulnerable to wildfires?

May 14, 2020 – Chris FieldEric A. Appel | The New York Times

Climate warnings: Don't blame the scientists

November 20, 2019 – Chris Field | The New York Times

There's a quick way to help prevent wildfires: Shut off the power grid

December 10, 2018 – Michael Wara | Los Angeles Times

How we know it was climate change

December 29, 2017 – Noah Diffenbaugh | The New York Times

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