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Assessing Global Change

Our independent research and analysis aid decision-makers in confronting multiple, interwoven challenges.

Changes and risks to interconnected land, ocean, atmosphere and biosphere systems
Changes and risks to managed agriculture, water, land and energy systems
Physical and transition risk; adaptation and resilience to climate change and extreme events
National and global projections of the future energy mix; prospects for different sectors and technologies
Environmental and economic change under different climate, air pollution, and economic policies
Science and policy studies at subnational, national and multinational levels

Research Tools

Our state-of-the-art models and analytical methods project global changes and potential risks under different policy scenarios.

Simulates the interplay between Earth and human systems

Simulates physical, dynamical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, land, ocean and cryosphere

Simulates the evolution of economic, demographic, trade and technological processes

Analytical methods to quantify uncertainty at global and regional scales

Joint Program News

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News Release
MIT Professor Ronald Prinn presents highlights in science keynote at 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society
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News Brief
New method enables a more comprehensive assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture
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News Release

An international team of scientists, including Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn, has found atmospheric levels of HFC-23 growing at record values (Coverage: The Guardian, Technology Review)

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News Release
Workshop highlights how MIT research can guide adaptation at local, regional and national scales