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What's At Stake

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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At Stanford Earth, we develop the knowledge, talent, and leadership to understand the changing Earth and help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world. We are committed to a collaborative, collegial, inclusive, and tolerant community.

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School News

Nevle’s nomination letters from students and alumni noted that “he treats his students with the utmost respect, running his classes as a conversation designed to leave both sides richer, and not a one-way exchange."

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Dean Pamela Matson commended graduating students for their accomplishments, emphasizing their ability to have a lasting impact in the years ahead.

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Stanford Earth’s Mid-Career Alumni Award is offered annually to alumni 45 years and younger who have made significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities. 

In The News

The Washington Post

Scientists, including ones at Stanford, are engaged in a bitter feud about how much of the nation's power can be generated through renewable sources.

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Stanford's Jeffrey Ball writes about how the U.S. pullout from the Paris agreement will not stop efforts to protect the planet.

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Stanford Magazine

E-IPER PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson researches the complex relationship between people and marine ecology in Indonesia.