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Today, more than 1 billion people have inadequate access to energy, water and food. As the world population continues to grow to over 9 billion this century, demand for these resources will increase.

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School News

Lily Cheng in Fitbit's office in San Francisco.

From her time as an undergraduate to her current role as a product designer, the Stanford Earth alumna has drawn on skills of observation, empathy, and systems thinking.

Geologist Stephan Graham

Graham, an energy resources and sedimentary geologist who joined the Stanford faculty in 1980, will begin his new role Nov. 2. He succeeds Dean Pamela Matson, who led the school for 15 years.

David Mount speaking on a panel at Climate One at The Commonwealth Club.

David Mount built a career as a green investor using people skills, analytical know-how, and scientific knowledge gained from his joint MS Environment and Resources/MBA degree program.

In The News

House burning in Northern California.
MIT Technology Review

Noah Diffenbaugh weighs in on how a long drought and a record hot summer set the conditions for a brutal wildfire season.

Solfatara volcanic crater near Naples, Italy.
Scientific American

Geophysics professor Tiziana Vanorio discusses the predictability of an eruption at the Phlegrean Fields caldera in Italy where she grew up.

Aerial view of Santa Rosa homes before and after fires.

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh comments on how global warming has influenced the fires sweeping Napa and Sonoma counties in the Bay Area.