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MIT News | Jan 04, 2022

New findings may help researchers hone predictions for where phytoplankton will migrate with climate change

Prochlorococcus are the smallest and most abundant photosynthesizing organisms on the planet. A single Prochlorococcus cell is dwarfed by a human red blood cell, yet globally the microbes number in the octillions and are responsible for a large fraction of the world’s oxygen production as they...

Jan 04, 2022

In this video, high school student Jada Abdalati explores how a carbon tax could help accelerate a transition to a low-carbon future that better positions the world to meet long-term climate change goals. Guest experts include MIT Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly. The video won...

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MIT News | Jan 03, 2022
Optimizing U.S. climate policy design for a just energy transition

In November inflation hit a 39-year high in the United States. The consumer price index was up 6.8 percent from the previous year, due to major increases in the cost of rent, food, motor vehicles, gasoline and other common household expenses. While inflation impacts the entire country, its...

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Analysis led by MIT Joint Program Deputy Director C. Adam Schlosser identifies the scope and severity of storm and flood risks to key U.S. petrochemical industry facilities in Texas and Louisiana (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)  

Gathering storm  


The Houston Ship Channel winds through the city's colossal industrial landscape of tanks filled with chemicals. (Glasshouse Images)

A Bulletin investigation by Tristan Baurick


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The parts of the planet being measured are our land and ocean surfaces: what we call global average surface temperatures. (Featuring guest expert C. Adam Schlosser, deputy director of the MIT Joint Program) (MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative)

When scientists say the Earth has warmed by 1° Celsius, which parts of the planet are being measured? The parts of the planet being measured are our land and ocean surfaces: what we call global average surface temperatures.  


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MIT News | Dec 09, 2021

New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years (Coverage: Washington Post, Reuters)

When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years.

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Findings in study co-authored by Joint Program Senior Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz could improve accuracy of climate change projections (Univ. of Rhode Island)

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Posted on November 17, 2021


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A delegation from MIT traveled to Glasgow for COP26, where international negotiators sought to keep global climate goals on track (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

After a one-year delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, negotiators from nearly 200 countries met this month in Glasgow, Scotland, at COP26, the United Nations climate change conference, to hammer out a new global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate impacts. A...

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MIT News | Nov 15, 2021

Online events highlight progress with new climate planning bodies, campus improvements, and involvement of all parts of the MIT community

Two recent online events related to MIT’s ambitious new climate action plan highlighted several areas of progress, including uses of the campus as a real-life testbed for climate impact research, the creation of new planning bodies with opportunities for input from all parts of the MIT community...