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News Release
Nov 13, 2018
MIT Joint Program workshop explores risks and opportunities for the agriculture sector

When it comes to global change, agriculture cuts both ways. Subject to the vicissitudes of global climate change, population and economic growth, the cultivation of crops and livestock alters atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming greenhouse gases and also contributes to pollution of...

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In The News • China Energy & Climate Project
Technology Review | Nov 09, 2018

A more flexible, responsive grid is needed to boost renewable electricity in China, says Joint Program faculty affiliate Valerie Karplus (Technology Review)

But are the country’s next-generation power lines a clean-power play or a global power move?

by James Temple

November 8, 2018

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News Release
Nov 06, 2018
MIT Joint Program researchers to present advanced modeling approaches at AGU Fall Meeting

Seventeen researchers and affiliates of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change plan to deliver or contribute to 10 oral and poster presentations at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting on December 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

Nov 02, 2018

 

Erez Yoeli (MIT Sloan)

 

 

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In The News
Wired | Nov 02, 2018

In Wired, CEEPR Director/Joint Program affiliate Christopher Knittel comments on the benefits of carbon taxes and the challenges of implementing them

On paper, carbon capture is a simple proposition: Take carbon that we’ve pulled out of the Earth in the form of coal and oil and put into the atmosphere, and pull it out of the atmosphere and put it back in the Earth. It’s like hitting undo on the Industrial Revolution. And scientists can indeed...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Nov 02, 2018

Toxin will accumulate in the environment, particularly in remote regions, as countries delay implementing emissions controls

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office  November 1, 2018

Mercury is an incredibly stubborn toxin. Once it is emitted from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, among other sources, the gas can drift through the atmosphere for up to a year before settling into oceans and lakes. It can then...

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In The News
WITF | Oct 26, 2018

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly explains why U.S. power sector emissions declined in 2017 despite regulation rollbacks (WITF)

 

Written by Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania | Oct 25, 2018 12:18 PM

At an oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler touted the Trump administration's moves to roll back over 70 environmental regulations, telling the crowd the...

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In The News
Oct 25, 2018
Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly explains how a carbon tax in America would play out (The Atlantic)

An economist and policy experts respond to a natural-gas worker’s worries that the fight against climate change will hurt Americans like him.

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News Release
MIT News | Oct 23, 2018
AGAGE network celebrates 40 years of measuring ozone-depleting and climate-warming gases

Measuring the greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas composition of the Earth’s atmosphere continuously for the past 40 years through a global network of sophisticated monitoring stations, the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE, formerly known as the Global Atmospheric Gases...

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