Janet Larsen is one of the incorporators of the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. As Director of Research, Janet covers a variety of topics—including food and agriculture, natural resources, population, climate, energy, and transportation—from an interdisciplinary perspective. While earning her degree in Earth Systems from Stanford University, Janet enjoyed studying salt-loving plants on the Chilean coast and poison dart frogs in the Peruvian Amazon.
Latest Stories from Janet Larsen
Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature.
Arctic sea ice has plummeted to lows unseen in the past millennium. Historical records show that the summertime Arctic ice coverage varied little for more than 1,400 years. Then it began its freefall.
With the global average temperature up over half a degree Celsius since the 1970s and with more warming in store, we are starting to witness weather anomalies so severe we need to update our metrics and extend our graphs.
The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle.