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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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Dustin Schroeder stands in front of airplane in Antarctica

Stanford Earth’s Dustin Schroeder researches new ways of observing, understanding, and predicting the configuration of ice sheets using ice-penetrating radar data.

George and Anita Thompson next to a coastal redwood

Thompson’s dedication to Stanford spanned seven decades, from his years as a student to research contributions as a faculty member.

Dustin Schroeder speaks onstage at TEDxStanford

Schroeder discusses his cutting-edge research that uses radar technology to understand how rapidly changing ice sheets contribute to sea level rise, a result of warming temperatures that threatens coastal communities and habitats around the world.

In The News

Fishing net in water
Stanford Magazine

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

Power plant in India
Climate Central

Article cites new Science study by Stanford Earth reseachers Chris Field and Katharine Mach, who say the best approach to the climate crisis is to develop carbon removal technology and cut today's emissions.

Workers at a solar station in the Mojave Desert attach a robot to clean panels.
Huffington Post

Huffington Post blog references climate benefits perspective framed by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson.