Stanford Earth scientists find that the evidence for a recent pause in the rate of global warming lacks a sound statistical basis.
A new study co-authord by Ken Caldeira found that burning all the world's coal, oil and natural gas would lead to temperature increases that would melt Antarctica's ice sheet and raise sea level more than 200 feet.
Brain scans reveal how people make decisions to protect environmental resources and show why environmental philanthropy might be unique.
The extraordinary strength of the present El Niño may lead to a particularly wet winter in California, but Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain say that it might not be enough to end California's worst drought on record.
This year's El Niño might be one of the strongest on record. Stanford Earth PhD candidate Daniel Swain discusses what to expect in California.
The private library of Stanford's first geology professor, John Casper Branner, was the foundation on which the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections was built. Branner, Stanford's second president, kept his collection in the Geology Corner, and loaned materials to students, faculty, alumni and all scientists. A case of memorabilia is on display at the library through September.
Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke and Ken Caldeira discuss what is at stake with a changing climate, from rising human conflict to global political tensions that might arise from radical solutions.
Rob Jackson comments on troubling new findings that drought can have lasting "legacy" effects on trees that linger long after water shortages are over.