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News Release
Jul 07, 2016

To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat and other key crops will change over time. But the suite of models commonly used in these simulations, which account for a wide range of uncertainty, produces outcomes that can range from substantial crop losses to bountiful harvests. These mixed results often leave farmers and other agricultural stakeholders perplexed as to how best to adapt to climate change.

In The News
MIT Spectrum | Jun 06, 2016
Apr 15, 2016

A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Joint Program Deputy Director Adam Schlosser comments on the future of water stress in Asia.

Student Spotlight
Apr 05, 2016

UROP student Kirby Ledvina studies effects of carbon pricing and expanded irrigation on biofuel production

In The News • China Energy & Climate Project
Apr 04, 2016

MIT study to investigate exposure pathways and mitigation opportunities

In The News
MIT News | Mar 30, 2016
Jan 16, 2016

Evaluation of land resources by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization suggest availability of arable land itself is not a major constraint on food production at least through mid-century, assuming continued yield improvements. There are, however, some wild cards that could vastly impact agriculture in the coming decades.