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Internationally recognized for research, policy analysis and outreach in climate change, Dr. Stephen H. Schneider focused on climate change science, integrated assessment of ecological and economic impacts of human-induced climate change, and identifying viable climate policies and technological solutions. More...

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Climate Change: From Science to Policy
 - Stephen H. Schneider Public Symposium
August 24-27, 2011 Boulder, CO
View the Complete Program of Webcast Videos!

Celebrating the life of Steve Schneider: Memorial Program and Event Videos from December 12, 2010

Stanford University

Stephen Schneider Affiliations

Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

Professor, Department of Biology

Professor, by courtesy, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.


"Just because we scientists have Ph.D.'s we should not hang up our citizenship at the door of a public meeting."           - Steve

Site Highlights

The Climate Change Problem - An overview and introductory perspective on the four major areas of concern: climate change science, impacts, policy and reporting.

Getting Informed - Mediarology: How to evaluate climate change reporting; What is credible?

What Are the Odds? - What can happen, what are the odds of it happening, and how do we know what is going on with global climate change.

Annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lectures:

2023: 11th Annual Lecture. Dr. Kealoha Fox, President of the Institute for Climate & Peace, a non-profit working towards climate-resilient futures in the Hawai‘i-Pacific-Asia Region.

Thu March 2, 2023. 7:00 – 8:00 pm PST, free registration for in-person attendance. Bishop Auditorium 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305, Event Sponsor: Students for a Sustainable Stanford.

Dr. Fox is a biomedical scientist, community advocate, and Kanaka ‘Oiwi trained in traditional healing. If you have questions for Dr. Fox, submit them at this link and they will be addressed during the Lecture.

Event co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

2022: 10th Annual Lecture. Event Sponsor: Students for a Sustainable Stanford. Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, VP Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. Watch…Full Lecture

Event co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

2021: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and policy expert: "Fireside Chat."

2020:Vandana Shiva, “Soil not Oil: Biodiversity-based Agriculture to Address the Climate Crisis.” Watch…Full Lecture

2019: Nainoa Thompson, “Finding Our Way: A Master Navigator's Worldwide Voyage of Tradition, Stewardship, and Discovery." Watch…Full Lecture

2018: Geisha Williams. “Energy Network of Tomorrow: How to Reach California's Climate Goals" Watch…Full Lecture

2017: John Holdren, “Science, Technology, and Environment in the White House.” Watch…Full Lecture

2016: Will Allen, "Growing Power, Inc." Watch…Full Lecture

2015: Dr. Sylvia Earle, "Sustainable Seas: The Vision, the Reality" Watch…Full Lecture

2014: Lisa Jackson, "The Private Sector as Public Servant" Watch…Full Lecture

2013: Al Gore, "Peril and Opportunity: Solving the Climate Crisis and Reinvigorating Democracy" Watch…Full Lecture

What's New

Science as a Contact Sport
is Steve Schneider’s first-hand account of a scientific odyssey of the “Battle to Save the Earth’s Climate”…

Climate Change Science and Policy equips readers with all they need to know to rebut the misrepresentations being propagated...
Preparing for Climate Change
argues that we need to start adapting to climate change now, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
IPCC Report 2014: The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s strongest warning yet that Earth is warming is unequivocal and that most of the warming over the last 50 years is due to greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.

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