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These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.

Watch: Noah Diffenbaugh, Climate may change the quality of Napa Valley wines
Stanford University Channel on YouTube

By 2040, the amount of land suitable for cultivating premium wine grapes in high-value areas of northern California could shrink by 50 percent because of global warming, according to a study by EESS Assistant Professor and climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh.

Watch: Noah Diffenbaugh, Stanford Scientists Forecast Permanently Hotter Summers
Stanford University Channel on YouTube

Large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that by mid-century the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years, according to a study co-authored by Noah Diffenbaugh, assistant professor of environmental Earth system science and center fell at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.

Watch: The Economist Magazine and Chris Field on Climate Change
The Economist

Chris Field on climate change courtesy of The Economist