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News Release
Aug 15, 2022
Study estimates potential losses by 2050 amid low-carbon energy transition

A recent study in the journal Nature found that in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change, most of the world’s known fossil fuel reserves must remain untapped. According to the study, 90% of coal and nearly 60% of oil and natural gas must be kept in the ground in order to maintain a...

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News Release

The Jameel Index for Food Trade and Vulnerability — a project supported by Community Jameel — will study the implications of climate change on food security as they relate to trade (J-WAFS)

Today the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT announced a new research project, supported by Community Jameel, to tackle one of the most urgent crises facing the planet: food insecurity.

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In The News
Washington Post | Aug 05, 2022

MIT's Noelle Selin and John Sterman comment on potential air quality and climate benefits (Washington Post)

Analysis by Chris Mooney

Staff writer

August 1, 2022 at 6:30 a.m. EDT

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In The News
Canary Media | Aug 01, 2022

The Auxin Solar tariff investigation and uncertainties around tax incentives tanked progress, according to a new American Clean Power report (Canary Media)

1 August 2022

 

(Shel Evergreen/Canary Media)

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In The News
TRENDS MENA | Jul 28, 2022

Recent studies suggest that electric vehicles may not eliminate all emissions even by 2050, particularly those related to mining and battery production

Quotes: 

“While in most cases electric cars have lower lifecycle emissions than conventional cars with internal combustion engines, they are not exactly zero-emission vehicles. Emissions may be released at the power source of the electricity they use as well as during the stage of car...

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Around Campus
MIT EAPS | Jun 30, 2022

With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach

Kerry Emanuel once joked that whenever he retired, he would start a “hurricane safari” so other people could experience what it’s like to fly into the eye of a hurricane.

“All of a sudden, the turbulence stops, the sun comes out, bright sunshine, and it's amazingly calm. And you're in...

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News Release
MIT News | Jun 29, 2022
Study highlights pathways to cut emissions, lower climate and health risks

The world’s third largest carbon emitter after China and the U.S., India ranks seventh in a major climate risk index. Unless India, along with the nearly 200 other signatory nations of the Paris Agreement, takes aggressive action to keep global warming well below two degrees Celsius relative to...

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Commentary
The Conversation | Jun 21, 2022

MIT Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly lays out 'doable and affordable' policy roadmap (The Conversation) (Republished in MarketWatch and Fast Company)

Here’s how to meet Biden’s 2030 climate goals and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions – with today’s technology

Published: June 21, 2022 7.49am EDT

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Around Campus

MIT research highlights the opportunity to rethink global air quality guidelines

Alongside climate change, air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health. Tiny particles known as particulate matter or PM2.5 (named for their diameter of just 2.5 micrometers or less) are a particularly hazardous type of pollutant. These particles are produced from a...

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