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Around Campus
MIT News | Apr 28, 2017

At MIT, former Congressman Bob Inglis speaks about climate and free enterprise

Inglis made the case for a “tax swap”: implementing a tax on carbon while offsetting its revenues with a reduction in income or payroll taxes. This way, Inglis said, the U.S. can unleash a wave of clean energy innovation, driving down planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions without harming economic...
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News Release
MIT News | Apr 26, 2017
Climate data analyst Thomas Karl describes global temperature and precipitation measurement and interpretation in the 16th Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture

When a 2013 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicated that the Earth’s average surface temperatures had remained flat between 1998 and 2012, climate skeptics seized on this apparent “hiatus” as evidence that global warming is not happening.

Around Campus
MIT News | Apr 24, 2017

Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows

The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine in a land whose agriculture was, and still is, utterly dependent on that flow. Now, researchers at...

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News Release
University of Bristol | Apr 18, 2017

New study in PNAS co-authored by MIT Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn pinpoints possible cause of a sudden, unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane in 2007

Press release issued: 17 April 2017

Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had...

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News Brief • China Energy & Climate Project
Apr 14, 2017
Joint Program/MIT Energy Initiative researchers co-author two chapters in new UNU-WIDER book

Two researchers with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and MIT Energy Initiative—Sloan School of Management Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus and Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) graduate student Michael Davidson—have co-authored chapters in the...

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News Release
Apr 14, 2017
MIT Joint Program to support study through global economic and policy modeling

As detailed in a new MIT News article, the MIT Energy initiative’s (MITEI) “Mobility of the Future” study aims to determine how developments in technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy and consumer preference will impact the transportation sector.

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News Release
MIT News | Apr 13, 2017
Why it’s prudent to invest in carbon-free electricity now

With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Chief among those policies is the Clean Power Plan, which targets coal and natural gas-fired...

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Around Campus

MIT News

April 12, 2017

EAPS congratulates Kerry A. Emanuel, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Lorenz Center, on his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Read this story at MIT News

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In The News

Study showed long-lasting health, economic impacts of lead emissions from U.S. general aviation flights

Paper: Philip J. Wolfe, Amanda Giang, Akshay Ashok, Noelle E. Selin, and Steven R. H. Barrett. Costs of IQ Loss from Leaded Aviation Gasoline Emissions. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016, 50 (17), 9026–9033. dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b02910.
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In The News
AAAS | Apr 05, 2017

MIT Joint Program researcher helps bring scientific evidence into public decision-making

Early in her career, Noelle Selin realized the need to be involved in both science and policy. As an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Selin studies toxic air pollutants and how these emissions affect humans and the environment. In the policy arena, she is a...

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