Solar Magazine spoke with three leading energy experts, including Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev, about the potential of solar and other renewable energy sources to reshape the geopolitical landscape
February 3, 2019
Solar energy investments and usage have grown fast and spread worldwide in recent decades, so much so that they’re influencing and reshaping the geopolitics of energy.
Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing...
Low-cost sensors on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano provide an educational resource and give insight into air quality across Big Island
Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering January 30, 2019
As red molten lava oozed out of Kilauea on the Island of Hawaii (“the Big Island”) in May 2018, destroying houses and property in its path, clouds of ash particles and toxic gases from the volcano —...
Last month’s United Nations climate talks in Poland sought to get the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (2ºC). Toward that end, negotiators from the Agreement’s nearly 200 signatory nations were asked to report on...
MIT atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon delivers the portion of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists statement focused on climate change, an area of particular concern (Nature)
Heightened tensions between nuclear powers and inaction on climate change are the “new abnormal”, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The world is as close to annihilation as it was last year, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The hands of the organization’s...
MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly recommends three guiding principles in Fortune
By JOHN REILLY
12:38 PM EST
Is the Green New Deal (GND) a liberal pipe dream, or is it an opening for an economically viable, bipartisan climate change solution?
How hard did aging hit the oceans? MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly comments in The Daily Beast
01.22.19 5:22 AM ET
Unlike Reese Witherspoon, the Earth is not aging backwards.
As the #10yearchallenge sweeps social media—reminding us that side bangs are a part of our shared history—it seems more worthy to take stock of our planet’s...
Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds
Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent January 21, 2019
For many years, China has been struggling to tackle high pollution levels that are crippling its major cities. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at Chinese Hong Kong University has found that air pollution in the country causes...