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John Reilly comments on the fortcoming IPCC report's take on slowing climate change.

Trust in technology: That seems to be the underlying message of a coming report from the world's top panel on climate change.

Scheduled for release on Sunday in Berlin, Germany, the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report will point to many possible ways—from burying...

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ClimateWire | Apr 07, 2014
 John Reilly says IPCC reports should integrate science, adaptation, and mitigation efforts.

By Stephanie Paige Ogburn

Every seven years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes three colossal reports about global warming.

The second of that set of three, focusing on impacts and adaptation, was just released, and on its heels have...

climate change
MIT Technology Review | Apr 03, 2014

John Reilly
Co-director MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

The difficulty of predicting local effects of climate change makes a compelling case for preventing it.

This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a major...

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Anadolu Agency | Mar 27, 2014

By Oguzhan Ozsoy
Anadolu Agency

There are currently 14 nuclear power plants in operation with 8 more under construction in China, wind energy is thirds largest energy source.   China the largest consumer of coal in the world is attempting to diversify its energy sources to move...

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Oceans at MIT | Mar 24, 2014

By Genevieve Wanucha
Oceans at MIT

The ocean plays a critical role in climate change, especially in setting the climate's response to increasing anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. As excess heat accumulates in various parts of the Earth system, most of that thermal energy...

John Marshall
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MIT News | Mar 05, 2014

Genevieve Wanucha
Oceans at MIT

John Marshall, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, recently accepted the 2014 Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society for his “fundamental insights into water mass transformation and deep convection and their implications...

Commentary • China Energy & Climate Project
The Energy Collective | Mar 04, 2014

Michael Davidson
MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project

According to tallies by the National Energy Administration, China added 14 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected wind power capacity in 2013, now the fifth consecutive year with installs of over 10 GW (here, at a glance, is...

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MIT News | Feb 27, 2014

By Genevieve Wanucha
Oceans at MIT

Water has a lot of say in how Earth’s climate works. And scientists often acknowledge that the uncertainty about climate’s future trajectory comes from a lack of understanding of water. This intellectual challenge filled the better part of February...

2014 IAP
MIT News | Feb 10, 2014

In climate change, science and policy are inextricably linked—more so than in most contemporary social phenomena. The complexity of understanding earth’s systems generates uncertainty, which feeds into an imperfect policy process that often warps ideal economic instruments...

2014 IAP
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MIT News | Feb 05, 2014

Genevieve Wanucha
Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate

IAP 2014 was bone-chilling, and thanks to 12.310, An Introduction to Weather Forecasting, 20 new amateur forecasters can tell you why.

Always offered between semesters, 12.310 reveals the principles of fluid...