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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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In The News

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other experts on how the U.S. energy market has changed in the 2010s (MIT Energy Initiative)

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Commentary

Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and coauthors explore challenges and opportunities ahead (The Hill)

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Around Campus

Research suggests glacial melting might explain the recent decadal cooling and sea ice expansion across Antarctica's Southern Ocean

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Around Campus

Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”