Joint Program faculty affiliate Noelle Selin and co-authors highlight recent advances in modeling Earth/human systems dynamics to inform sustainable development (PNAS)
The ozone layer’s effect on our lives may be more complicated than it seems (Washington Post)
Almost half a century ago, scientists began to theorize that a certain class of chemicals — which were found in virtually every air conditioner, aerosol can and refrigerator around the world — had a particularly dangerous side effect. These...
Report relies substantially on MIT Joint Program's U.S. Regional Energy Policy (USREP) model projections (U.S. EPA)
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Overall, they're much less harmful than gasoline cars, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (Washington Post)
Democracy Dies in Darkness
Decarbonization of national economies will be key to achieving global net-zero emissions by 2050, a major stepping stone to the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (and ideally 1.5°C), and thereby averting the worst consequences of climate...
The Clean Investment Monitor database, a new collaboration between MIT CEEPR and the Rhodium Group, shows $213 billion in clean technology and infrastructure investments in the last year (MIT News) (Coverage: New York Times)
Investments in new technologies and infrastucture that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions — everything from electric vehicles to heat pumps — are growing rapidly in the United States. Now, a new database enables these investments to be comprehensively monitored in real-time, thereby helping to...
Today's battery electric vehicles are cheaper than hydrogen-powered ones, and they also need less new infrastructure (MIT Climate Portal)
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Former MIT EAPS PhD student Jimmy Gasore developed Africa's only AGAGE atmospheric gases monitoring station (The New Times)
Studies show an emerging divide between younger and older Republicans that could help shift the party's stance on climate policy (The Hill)
BY RICHARD RICHELS, HENRY JACOBY, BENJAMIN SANTER AND GARY YOHE, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS - 09/08/23 7:30 AM ET
Santiago, 23 August 2023 – Airbus and LATAM Airlines Group have funded a study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT Joint Program).