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Climate

Scholarly Publications

Geophysical limits to global wind power

September 2012

Abstract There is enough power in Earth’s winds to be a primary source of near-zero-emission electric power as the global economy continues to grow through the twenty-first century.

Organizations and Global Warming

December 2010

Introduction This essay examines the two biggest environmental polluters, the oil and coal industries, and the possibilities of renewable energy that could replace them.

The Growth of Nuclear Power: Drivers & Constraints

October 2009

Many countries around the world are taking a fresh look at nuclear power.

Other Publications

Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis

November 2012

SummaryClimate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events-slowly at first, but then more quickly.

Technology Can Nudge Climate Change Politics

October 2011

Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions is primarily a political problem, rather than a technological one.

Debt Default Exceptionally Un-American

July 2011

Conservatives Would Turn Our History and Our Future on Its Head ---- We cannot know exactly how disastrous the failure of Congress to increase the debt ceiling would be to the global financial...

News

Stanford Researchers Uncover New Bacterial Diversity Inside U.S. Navy Dolphins

February 2016

Stanford researchers working with the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program have discovered a startling variety of newly-recognized bacteria living inside the Navy's highly trained dolphins.

Security and foreign policy leaders call for global climate action

October 2015

Forty-eight national security and foreign policy leaders urged U.S.

The final frontier has become congested and contested

March 2015

When we consider national security, we typically think of protecting our borders, securing data and preventing disease and conflict. Winning wars.The U.S.

Events

Quantifying the influence of global warming on the probability of historically unprecedented extreme climate events

March 31, 2017

Abstract: Effective climate risk management requires robust quantification of the probability of different kinds of hazards, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and severe storms.

Global Health Impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

October 1, 2012

This study quantifies worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident on 11 March 2011.

Advanced Energy Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Developing Countries

June 4, 2012

Dramatic improvements and cost reductions in renewable energy technologies have occurred over the past decade and even greater improvements are expected in the years to come.

Projects

Managing Global Insecurity Project (MGI)

Nearly 20 years into the post-cold war era, the existing multilateral architecture of international organizations, treaties, and alliances shows signs of acute distress.
English

People

Charles Perrow Visiting Scholar (in residence December-April)