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Feb 05, 2010

Moderator: Ernest J. Moniz Robert N. Stavins Michael Greenstone Stephen Ansolabehere Edward S. Steinfeld Henry D. Jacoby John Sterman PhD '82

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MIT News | Dec 15, 2009
VIDEO of Climategate discussionEvent and participant details At Dec. 10 forum, MIT faculty experts discussed what 'Climategate' really means for climate...
Dec 10, 2009

Moderator: Henry D. Jacoby Kerry Emanuel '76, PhD '78 Judith Layzer PhD '99 Stephen Ansolabehere Ronald G. Prinn SCD '71 Richard Lindzen

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MIT News | Dec 09, 2009
The co-director of MIT's Global Change program discusses what to expect from the U.N. Climate Change Conference, and the effects of 'Climategate' Delegates from around the world began meeting this week in Copenhagen to try to work out a new U.N. pact to address global climate change....
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MIT News | Nov 05, 2009
MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change has pegged the annual cost of the proposed cap-and-trade legislation in Congress at $400 per U.S. household. But estimating the cost of doing nothing is far more difficult. Sergey Paltsev, a...
Oct 30, 2009

Thomas Karl, Tim Lenton, Philip Boyd, Joyce Penner, David Battisti, David Keith, James Fleming, Judy Layzer, Catherine Redgewell, Carl Wunsch, Cornelia Dean, Kerry Emanuel, Dara Entekhabi, Ronald Prinn

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MIT News | Oct 23, 2009
New analysis shows that without proper regulation, biofuels programs aimed at curbing greenhouse gases could do just the opposite A global push toward production of biofuels, advocated by many as a measure to curb greenhouse gas emissions, could have exactly the opposite effect unless adequate...
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MIT News | Oct 02, 2009

Comprehensive analysis of the odds of climate outcomes under different policy scenarios shows significant benefits from early actions.

A new analysis shows that even moderate carbon-reduction policies now can substantially lower the risk of future climate change. But without prompt action, extreme changes could soon become much more difficult, if not impossible, to control.
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MIT News | Aug 17, 2009
Analysis shows climate change to yield more extreme rainfall — Heavier rainstorms lie in our future. That's the clear conclusion of a new MIT and Caltech study on the impact that global climate change will have on precipitation patterns. But the increase in extreme downpours is not uniformly spread...
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MIT News | Jun 22, 2009
Fed by MIT data, display shows extent of human-caused emissions The latest ominous number to appear on the side of a New York building is a real-time count of the tons of carbon dioxide (and equivalents of other greenhouse gases) emitted each day, based on MIT calculations. The...