In the last decade or so, the U.S. has experienced more than $70 billion weather and climate disasters.
Noah Diffenbaugh knows that there's a lot of vulnerability in the current climate. As Professor and Senior Fellow at Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment, he served as a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and has provided testimony and scientific expertise to the White House, the Governor of California, and U.S. Congressional offices. Diffenbaugh's research interests are centered on the dynamics and impacts of climate variability, including the role of humans as a coupled component of the climate system. Much of his work has focused on the role of fine-scale processes in shaping climate change impacts, including studies of extreme weather, water resources, agriculture, human health and poverty vulnerability.
Dr. Diffenbaugh is a recipient of the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and a Terman Fellowship from Stanford University. He has also been recognized as a Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and as a Google Science Communication Fellow.