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MIT News | May 07, 2019

Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change

Each summer, a climatic shift brings persistent wind and rain to much of Southeast Asia, in the form of a seasonal monsoon. The general cause of the monsoon is understood to be an increasing temperature difference between the warming land and the comparatively cool ocean. But for the most part,...

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MIT News | May 02, 2019

TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) podcast demystifies the science, technology, and policy surrounding climate change in 10-minute bites

Environmental Solutions Initiative  May 2, 2019

Climate change is confusing.

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MIT News | May 01, 2019

Inaugural event for MIT’s climate action groups showcases ways the Institute is reaching outside its walls to make new contributions on climate change

Aaron Krol | Environmental Solutions Initiative  May 1, 2019

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MIT News | Apr 29, 2019
Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought

Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years, according to new research published in Climatic Change.

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WGBH | Apr 26, 2019

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly explains why solar panels reduce more emissions than trees (WGBH)

Environmentalists usually love solar panels. But are they quite as lovable if you cut down a tree to put one up?

That's what's been happening in Massachusetts. The state Department of Energy Resources estimates that approximately 2,500 acres of trees — equal to the size of 50 Boston...

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MIT News | Apr 25, 2019

Six campus events to focus on the urgent challenges of climate change and climate action

MIT News Office  April 22, 2019

The following letter was sent to the MIT community on April 23 by President L. Rafael Reif

To the members of the MIT community,

Starting next fall and ending on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – a year from today – MIT will hold a series of...

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MIT News | Apr 18, 2019
New method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends

In Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa, the demand for water is expected to double by 2035 to an estimated 300,000 cubic meters per day. In Mombasa’s current warm and humid climate, that water comes from a substantial volume of precipitation that may also change significantly as the region...

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Apr 18, 2019
Study shows how Brazil could meet Paris climate goals at minimum cost

As the largest economy in Latin America and the seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions—primarily from agriculture (32%), land-use change and deforestation (28%) and fossil fuel consumption (27.7%)—Brazil plays a key role in global climate negotiations.

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Growing demands on natural resources underscore need for risk assessment and response

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MIT News | Apr 11, 2019

In MIT talk, Lord Nicholas Stern calls the next 20 years “absolutely defining” for society

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office  April 11, 2019

Prominent economist and policymaker Lord Nicholas Stern delivered a strong warning about the dangers of climate change in a talk at MIT on Tuesday, calling the near future “defining” and urging a rapid overhaul of the economy to reach net...