Climate change

News articles classified as Climate change

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

Tracking a potent climate threat

Stanford researchers are working across disciplines to create low-cost sensors that can measure methane emissions in humid tropical environments.

Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health —

Recalculating the cost of climate change

Planetary health fellow Minghao Qiu wants to quantify how increasing air pollution from wildfires and fossil fuel emissions will affect human health.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory —

How clouds make ice

A new model of the freezing process that includes seven distinct stages could improve our understanding of clouds and how they affect the climate.

Can alternative meat compete?

The analysis compares innovations and policies related to plant-based and lab-grown alternatives to animal meat and dairy in the U.S. and European Union. Its findings could help ensure legislation levels the food industry playing field.

How heat affects the most vulnerable

Extreme heat threatens the health of vulnerable populations such as children, laborers, and the elderly. A Stanford pediatrician, emergency medicine doctor, and professor of Earth system science discuss how we can best adapt and build resilience – particularly for those populations and communities that are most vulnerable.

Mosquito diseases on the move

Climate change and human activity are enabling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, like dengue fever, to new places. Stanford infectious disease experts and disease ecologists discuss what we know and how communities can protect themselves from these changing disease threats.

Resilient power grids

Stanford research finds low-income communities in California face a “wildfire safety deficit” as a result of longstanding policies about who should pay to move power lines underground.

Stanford Medicine magazine —

Inside the effort to green the OR

More than 8% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the health care industry. Stanford Medicine leaders are working to shift the trend.

Moving communities to safety

As sea levels rise and flooding becomes more frequent, many countries are considering a controversial strategy: relocation of communities. A Stanford analysis of planned relocations around the world reveals a blueprint for positive outcomes.