Using New York as a test case, the model predicts flooding at the level experienced during Hurricane Sandy will occur roughly every 30 years by the end of this century (MIT News)
Coastal cities and communities will face more frequent major hurricanes with climate change in the coming years. To help prepare coastal cities against future storms, MIT scientists have developed a method to predict how much flooding a coastal community is likely to experience as hurricanes...
New advisory panel to provide essential guidance on current climate data best practices and needs (Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs)
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To know if bioenergy is truly a low-carbon resource, we must count emissions from growing, transporting, and processing the associated crops, check whether those crops were replanted, and add in any emissions from creating farmland to grow more of them. (MIT Climate Portal)
Organic materials like corn, soybeans, or wood can be turned into energy, either by refining them to produce liquid “biofuels,” or by burning them for heat, which can then be used to produce electricity.
Temperatures will likely stop rising in a few years or decades—but it could take centuries for them to fall to the levels humans enjoyed before we started burning fossil fuels (MIT Climate Portal)
December 19, 2023
On December 9 in Dubai, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Deputy Director/MIT Energy Initiative Senior Research Scientist Sergey Paltsev delivered a presentation as part of a panel for “Knowledge to Action: Co-developing Local Solutions to the Climate Crisis,” an...
Co-authors say map presented in the Mandate is of 'a road to ruin' (The Hill)
Anyone watching the debates among the GOP presidential aspirants is likely in need of a reality check — especially when it comes to climate change. Why, with the relentless onslaught of disasters enhanced by human-caused global warming, is there no thoughtful discussion of policies to address...
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A call for a concerted scientific effort to understand the risks posed by exceeding them (The Hill)
Hardly a day passes without a popular article describing the latest scientific study of rapid changes in Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves, or the latest research highlighting a possible slo