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Mar 24, 2017
Sergey Paltsev, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative & MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research; Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on Science & Policy of Global Change
In The News
The Atlantic | Mar 24, 2017
Air quality in Beijing has a lot to do with snowstorms in Siberia. MIT EAPS/IDSS Associate Professor and Joint Program researcher Noelle Selin comments.

When smog gets bad, the air becomes more than a coolness on your skin or a haze on the horizon. When smog gets bad, you can taste it.

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Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 24, 2017
North Carolina solar farm is up and running, significantly offsetting Institute’s carbon emissions--and advancing MIT's Plan for Action on Climate Change, which draws on MIT Joint Program expertise

More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will not only offset...

Mar 17, 2017

 

Liyi Xu, Research Scientist, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

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Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 17, 2017
Fresh from three years as U.S. Energy Secretary, Moniz returns to his roots at MIT

After more than three and a half years of service as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy, nuclear physicist Ernest J. Moniz has returned to his roots at MIT, the place where he served most of his professional career.

Nominated to the cabinet by President Barack Obama in March 2013 and...

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News Release
MIT News | Mar 16, 2017
Over the next century, southern Africa will see widespread decreases in maize production

Nearly 25 percent of the world’s malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 300 million people depend on corn, or maize, as their main food source. Maize is the most widely harvested agricultural product in Africa and is grown by small farmers who rely heavily on...

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In The News
PolitiFact | Mar 10, 2017
The fact that CO2 is a primary contributor to global warming is not in dispute among climate scientists, notes MIT Joint Program Executive Director for Research Anne Slinn in PolitiFact

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming.

"Do you believe that it’s been proven that CO2 is the primary control knob for climate?" CNBC anchor Joe Kernen asked Pruitt in a March 9 interview.

News Brief
Mar 10, 2017
Sergey Paltsev delivers keynote address at energy policy seminar in Helsinki, draws evening news coverage

On March 8 in Helsinki, Finland, MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev delivered a keynote address on energy policy and the new U.S. administration at a seminar on oil and geopolitics hosted by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and World Energy Council Finland. In his...

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News Release
Mar 10, 2017
Poster highlights hidden costs in China’s coal plant upgrade

Judges of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Student Poster Competition selected a poster by MIT Joint Program research assistant Michael Davidson as the winner in the Social Sciences category. Davidson’s poster was one of 15 presented in that category at the...

Mar 08, 2017

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev delivers a keynote address on energy policy and the new U.S. administration at a seminar on oil and geopolitics hosted by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and World Energy Council Finland. 

Paltsev’s presentation was covered...

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