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MIT News | Jul 12, 2023

The color changes reflect significant shifts in essential marine ecosystems (MIT News) (Coverage: Washington Post, The Guardian, Boston GlobeCNN, CBSBloomberg, National GeographicU.S. News & World ReportForbes, Scientific AmericanNew ScientistPopular Science, SmithsonianAxiosThe Daily Beast)

The ocean’s color has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and the global trend is likely a consequence of human-induced climate change, report scientists at MIT, the National Oceanography Center in the U.K., and elsewhere.  

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The former senior advisor to two U.S. presidents will focus on how to advance U.S. industrial strategy and address climate change (MIT Office of the Provost)

MIT has appointed former White House National Economic Council (NEC) director Brian Deese as an MIT Innovation Fellow, focusing on the impact of economic policies that strengthen the United States’ industrial capacity and on accelerating climate investment and innovation. Deese will begin his...

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WCVB (ABC Affiliate) | Jul 07, 2023

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev responds to new report showing global average temperature reaching 17.18 C (62.9 F) (WCVB (ABC Affiliate))


A climate expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is urging action after a new report shows the earth just experienced the hottest days on record.

"I've seen a lot of messages that this is yet another wake-up call," said Dr. Sergey Paltsev. "I'm afraid...

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EPRI | Jul 05, 2023

MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Mei Yuan contributes to study in the journal Science (EPRI)

Jul 5, 2023

PALO ALTO, Calif. (July 5, 2023)—Clean energy investments incentivized through the climate provisions of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) could accelerate economy-wide decarbonization but would fall short of the federal government’s goal to reduce emissions by at...

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MIT News | Jun 29, 2023

Climate science/policy book co-authored by MIT Joint Program Co-Founder Emeritus Henry Jacoby among recent titles from Institute faculty and staff

Summer is the perfect time to curl up with a good book — and MIT authors have had much to offer in the past year. The following titles represent a selection of books published in the past 12 months by MIT faculty and staff. In addition to links for each book from its publisher, the MIT Libraries...

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MIT News | Jun 09, 2023

As Canada’s wildfires continue to be felt downwind, MIT experts weigh in on what to expect in the coming months, with wildfire season underway

Where there’s smoke, there is fire. But with climate change, larger and longer-burning wildfires are sending smoke farther from their source, often to places that are unaccustomed to the exposure. That’s been the case this week, as smoke continues to drift south from massive wildfires in Canada...

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A variety of recent events highlighted efforts by faculty, staff, and students to make a difference today (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

From reuse and recycling to new carbon markets, events during Earth Month at MIT spanned an astonishing range of ideas and approaches to tackling the climate crisis.

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One of MIT’s five Climate Grand Challenges flagship projects involving significant Joint Program contributions, the Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet project will pilot in Bangladesh and Sudan to help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Community Jameel.

An international project to build community resilience to the effects of climate change, launched by Community Jameel and a research team at MIT, has been recognized as an innovation sprint at the 2023 summit of the...

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MIT News | May 02, 2023

In her inaugural address, President Sally Kornbluth urges the MIT community to tackle pressing challenges, especially climate change, with renewed urgency

Sally Kornbluth made a resounding call today for the entire MIT community to join together and address the “global crises” of the current era, including climate change, in her inaugural address as the Institute’s 18th president.


“I hope to inspire you to join us in something...