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In The News
The Hill | Jul 19, 2019

MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry Jacoby and co-authors argue for fair, realistic, streamlined proposals (The Hill)

BY RICHARD RICHELS, HENRY JACOBY AND GARY YOHE — 07/18/19 03:30 PM EDT 67

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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News Release
Jul 17, 2019
How South Korea can meet its Paris climate pledge at low cost

South Korea’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement on climate centers on a pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent in 2030 from levels projected for that year under business-as-usual policies. To reach that target, the government has launched two...

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News Brief

Study underscores critical role of region in global climate and land-use change

Future nitrogen availability has major impact on the fate of carbon sequestration in Northern Eurasia

 

Boreal forests in Northern Eurasia store vast amounts of carbon and play a major role in the planet’s carbon cycle, but that role is strongly...

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Commentary
Akron Beacon Journal  | Jun 30, 2019

Joint Program research shows economic benefits exceed policy costs (Akron Beacon Journal)

By Emil Dimanchev

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Residents in Ohio breathe air polluted by the region’s coal-fired power plants. Air pollution from power plants can lead to a number of adverse health effects, including lung cancer, stroke and heart attacks. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute...

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News Release
MIT News | Jun 28, 2019
Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage

Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change—keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius, if not 1.5°C—will be impossible without dramatic action from the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China. Toward that end, China began developing in 2017 an...

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News Brief
CERAWeek | Jun 27, 2019

At CERAWeek, MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev describes the energy transition needed to limit global warming to well below 2°C

CERAWeek: "Dr. Sergey Paltsev, Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explains how energy and climate projections over the 21st century show that the aim of the Paris Agreement to limit warming to well below 2°C implies a transition to an energy system...

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In The News
WBUR | Jun 21, 2019

NPR station cites Joint Program study that found that pricing carbon and returning the revenue from it to the public would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (WBUR)

June 18, 2019

Nathan Rott

 

 

 

The warnings come with unsettling regularity:

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In The News
Associated Press | Jun 15, 2019

Climate change is already mobilizing mercury in the environment, says EAPS/IDSS Assoc. Prof. Noelle Selin (AP) 

By SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.June 9, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It is mid-March, and two researchers trudge on snowshoes through feet of snow on a wooded trail, dragging a small plastic sled full of equipment.

Scientist Carl Watras’...

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In The News
Scientific American | Jun 15, 2019

Even where the majority of the population favors climate action, carbon pricing is a tough sell, cautions MIT CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel (Scientific American)

Prices on carbon are not strict enough to make significant dents in emissions

By Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on June 13, 2019

 

Global climate awareness may never have been higher, but two recent studies show just how much work the world has to do to turn its carbon-cutting...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Jun 07, 2019

Michael Bloomberg announces new Beyond Carbon initiative in his Commencement address

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  June 7, 2019

In his Commencement address to the MIT graduating Class of 2019, entrepreneur, engineer, and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a landmark pledge to combat climate change: a $500 million investment in a program called Beyond...

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