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To meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global climate change well below two degrees Celsius—and ideally below 1.5°C—the world needs to rapidly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and scale up low-carbon technologies. Global leaders, activists and some scientists say the 1.5°C target...
Amundi has selected three research initiatives in 2023: EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute, OS-Climate by Linux Foundation, and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (Source: Amundi)
Electrification of the energy system will be key to decarbonizing countries around the world sufficiently to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius, says MIT Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev in “From Oil to the Stars,” the first part of the documentary series 10,000 Days, which was aired on...
Episode explores technological innovations needed by 2050 to keep global climate targets in play
Climate policies are typically designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from human activities and drive climate change. The largest source of these emissions is the combustion of fossil fuels, which increases atmospheric concentrations of ozone, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and...
Energy Futures highlights MIT Joint Program study
NEWSEnergy transition could leave fossil energy producers and investors with costly stranded assets
MARK DWORTZAN · JANUARY 25, 2023 · MIT JOINT PROGRAM ON THE SCIENCE AND POLICY OF GLOBAL CHANGE
Heavy-duty vehicles contribute about 23 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector (Popular Science)
Last December, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized its emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles as part of its Clean Trucks Plan, clean air regulations that aim to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHG) and pollutants from the transportation sector.
New technologies, including one fuel extracted from the atmosphere itself, could make flying more sustainable. But the challenges are many and the timeline is uncertain. (New York Times)
By Paige McClanahan
Jan. 19, 2023, 5:00 a.m. ET
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New research quantifies how much very hot temperatures restrict outdoor activity in China
Extreme temperatures make people less likely to pursue outdoor activities they would otherwise make part of their daily routine, a new study led by MIT researchers has confirmed.
The data-rich study, set in China, shows that when hourly temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius (86...