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Net Zero Investor | Sep 01, 2022

A new study has estimated that the global net present value (NPV) of stranded assets in fossil fuels could be $30.6tn under a scenario where net zero is achieved by 2050 (Net Zero Investor)


A stranded asset is a fossil fuel resource that cannot be burned, or infrastructure, such as power plants, that ceases to be used before the end of its anticipated economic lifetime.

The Hill | Aug 31, 2022

Commentary cites Joint Program Report on the climate mitigation potential of U.S. urban infrastructure albedo enhancement (The HIll)

Extreme heat is the deadliest natural hazard in the United States. 

Between 1992 and 2021, it killed an average of 148 people every year. In the same 30-year period, floods killed about 88 annually while hurricanes killed 45 yearly.

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Yahoo! | Aug 29, 2022

Extreme events are contributing to high prices, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (Fortune, Yahoo!)

This summer across the U.S., Europe, and China, a historic heat wave and drought has turned mighty rivers into mudflats. Farmers have helplessly watched their valuable crops wilt in the fields. And hundreds of millions of people across the globe have had to huddle indoors, away from work, to...

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MIT Technology Review | Aug 25, 2022

MIT is all about making the world a better place. This special report on the Climate Grand Challenges initiative looks at how the Institute’s problem solvers are stepping up to help save the planet from the devastating effects of global warming. (Technology Review)

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News Release
MIT News | Aug 15, 2022
Study estimates potential losses by 2050 amid low-carbon energy transition

A recent study in the journal Nature found that in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change, most of the world’s known fossil fuel reserves must remain untapped. According to the study, 90% of coal and nearly 60% of oil and natural gas must be kept in the ground in order to maintain a...

News Release

The Jameel Index for Food Trade and Vulnerability — a project supported by Community Jameel — will study the implications of climate change on food security as they relate to trade (J-WAFS)

Today the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT announced a new research project, supported by Community Jameel, to tackle one of the most urgent crises facing the planet: food insecurity.

In The News
Washington Post | Aug 05, 2022

MIT's Noelle Selin and John Sterman comment on potential air quality and climate benefits (Washington Post)

Analysis by Chris Mooney

Staff writer

August 1, 2022 at 6:30 a.m. EDT

In The News
Canary Media | Aug 01, 2022

The Auxin Solar tariff investigation and uncertainties around tax incentives tanked progress, according to a new American Clean Power report (Canary Media)

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(Shel Evergreen/Canary Media)

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TRENDS MENA | Jul 28, 2022

Recent studies suggest that electric vehicles may not eliminate all emissions even by 2050, particularly those related to mining and battery production (TRENDS MENA)


“While in most cases electric cars have lower lifecycle emissions than conventional cars with internal combustion engines, they are not exactly zero-emission vehicles. Emissions may be released at the power source of the electricity they use as well as during the stage of car...

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Around Campus
MIT EAPS | Jun 30, 2022

With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach

Kerry Emanuel once joked that whenever he retired, he would start a “hurricane safari” so other people could experience what it’s like to fly into the eye of a hurricane.

“All of a sudden, the turbulence stops, the sun comes out, bright sunshine, and it's amazingly calm. And you're in...