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Dec 10, 2023
Knowledge to action: Co-developing local solutions to the climate crisis

On December 9 in Dubai, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Deputy Director/MIT Energy Initiative Senior Research Scientist Sergey Paltsev delivered a presentation as part of a panel for “Knowledge to Action: Co-developing Local Solutions to the Climate Crisis,” an...

The Hill | Dec 03, 2023

Co-authors say map presented in the Mandate is of 'a road to ruin' (The Hill)

Anyone watching the debates among the GOP presidential aspirants is likely in need of a reality check — especially when it comes to climate change. Why, with the relentless onslaught of disasters enhanced by human-caused global warming, is there no thoughtful discussion of policies to address...

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EPRI | Nov 30, 2023

IRA helps to bring projected U.S. power sector and economy-wide emissions closer to near-term climate targets (EPRI)

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MIT News | Nov 29, 2023
2023 Global Change Outlook quantifies benefits of policies that cap global warming at 1.5°C

Read the 2023 Outlook  |  Read Key Findings  |  Download Data Tables

The Hill | Nov 28, 2023

A call for a concerted scientific effort to understand the risks posed by exceeding them (The Hill)

Hardly a day passes without a popular article describing the latest scientific study of rapid changes in Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves, or the latest research highlighting a possible slo

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Deutsche Welle (DW) | Nov 25, 2023

Held up as the temperature limit that should not be crossed, 1.5 degrees Celsius is more than just a number. So what's behind it, and what happens if it is exceeded? (DW)


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Amundi | Nov 25, 2023

Paper connects long-term climate scenarios with corresponding financial impacts at the company level (Amundi)

Joint research paper by Amundi and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change on climate stress testing and net zero valuation, a case study for selected energy-intensive companies

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A recent forum was the first in a series planned at MIT this year, part of an initiative meant to encourage the open exchange of ideas (MIT SHASS)

A new MIT initiative designed to encourage open dialogue on campus kicked off with a conversation focused on how to address challenges related to climate change.

“Climate Change: Existential Threat or Bump in the Road” featured Steve Koonin, theoretical physicist and former U.S....

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Progressive | Nov 06, 2023

We spoke to leading experts across the country to examine the pros — and potential cons — of the coming EV revolution (Progressive)

The benefits of electric cars are plentiful and well documented — by replacing gas-powered combustion engines with zero-emission electric motors, we'll improve air quality and reduce our carbon footprint while saving money on gas and maintenance. Plus, they're fun to drive, with fast and quiet...

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Inaugural Fast Forward Faculty Fund grants aim to spur new work on climate change and deepen collaboration at MIT (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

Climate change is the ultimate cross-cutting issue: Not limited to any one discipline, it ranges across science, technology, policy, culture, human behavior, and well beyond. The response to it likewise requires an all-of-MIT effort.