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Link to Article | Oct 20, 2014
New committee aims to catalyze community discussion on how MIT can help address climate change.

MIT News Office

On Sept. 19, Maria T. Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, announced the membership of a community committee to plan and implement the MIT Climate Change Conversation. As Zuber noted, “The Committee should seek broad input from the Institute community on how the...

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Learn how MIT researchers account for different sources of uncertainty in climate modeling, and what they're doing to reduce it. 

Audrey Resutek and Erwan Monier
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
World Meteorological Organization Bulletin, October 17, 2014

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Link to Article | Oct 10, 2014
Geologist and 2014 Crafoord Prize-winner will deliver the 4th annual John Carlson Lecture."

Helen Hill (EAPS)
MIT News
October 10, 2014

Peter Hale Molnar, professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences in Boulder, Colo., presents the...

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Link to Article | Oct 02, 2014
John Reily, codirector of the MIT Joint Program, talks with Climate Central about the 2014 Climate and Energy Outlook's findings on global water stress.

Bobby Magill
Climate Central

Water stress — the general scarcity of freshwater for people who need it — is considered by many scientists as one of the biggest challenges facing humanity and struggling ecosystems in a world increasingly affected by climate change.


In The News | Oct 01, 2014
BusinessGreen -- Latest Energy and Climate Outlook predicts world on track for temperature increases of 3.3C to 5.6C this century, presenting huge challenge to global economy

by BusinessGreen staff

MIT has added its voice to the cacophony of scientific institutions presenting warnings on the true scale of projected climate impacts, with the publication of a new report arguing we are currently on track to far exceed the 2C temperature goal set by the...


An article published this week on the University of Nottingham Climate Policy Institute Blog: "China: Local incentives drive action on global climate change".

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Link to Article | Aug 29, 2014

MIT's Prof. Noelle Selin appeared on CBC's The Exchange with Amanda Lang to discuss the findings of a study recently published in Nature Climate Change. Watch the interview below. 

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MIT News | Aug 27, 2014

Study finds big snowstorms will still occur in the Northern Hemisphere following global warming.

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Link to Article | Aug 27, 2014
What is the observational evidence that the ocean has warmed in recent years, and how difficult is it to quantify? Oceans at MIT asks Carl Wunsch about the limits of our knowledge.

Genevieve Wanucha
Oceans at MIT

Carl Wunsch (MIT PhD ’67), Cecil and Ida Green Professor Emeritus of Physical Oceanography at MIT, has spent an entire career investigating the ocean’s role in climate, from both observational and theoretical angles. Early in his career, he...

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Link to Article | Aug 26, 2014
The Atlantic reports on an MIT study that concludes that cost of limiting carbon emissions would pay for itself in human health benefits. "

James Hamblin
The Atlantic

The polar ice caps feel remote. The threat of orioles permanently leaving Baltimore for cooler climates might be a little more compelling. But researchers are learning that the most effective way around climate-policy ambivalence is to invoke...