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In The News
Washington Post | Mar 26, 2019

Climate policies around the globe remain woefully inadequate, says MIT CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling (Washington Post)

“We are headed for disaster, and nobody seems to be able to slow things down,” a Stanford University professor said.

Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 20, 2019

Maike Sonnewald adapts a method that identifies areas of the global ocean with similar physics, revealing global dynamical regimes

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS  March 20, 2019

Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make global generalizations.

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In The News
Technology Review | Mar 19, 2019

Susan Solomon’s research pinpointed how CFCs caused the Antarctic ozone hole—and later showed that the Montreal Protocol is helping to mend it. She’s convinced we can make progress on addressing climate change, too. (Technology Review)

by Amanda Schaffer February 27, 2019
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News Brief
Mar 11, 2019
Studies advance natural resource risk assessment, economic modeling and infrastructure resilience

MIT Joint Program researchers have recently won awards and honors for two peer-reviewed journal papers, a Joint Program Report and a PhD thesis.

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In The News
PolitiFact | Mar 08, 2019

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly: Climate change one of multiple factors making wildfires, and hence air quality, worse (PolitiFact)

By Tom Kertscher on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

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News Brief

EAPS/IDSS Associate Professor Noelle Selin, a Joint Program faculty affiliate, coauthored the technical background document, contributing to the modeling chapter (5) with former postdocs, including the Joint Program's Sae Yun Kwon

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News

Monday, March 4, 2019

UN Environment just published the Global Mercury Assessment 2018, which includes mercury emission estimates by sector and country, as well as info on mercury fate and transport in the environment and levels in air, water, biota and...

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Commentary
Hartford Courant | Mar 01, 2019

MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for a more focused approach that does not bundle climate policy with multiple social objectives

By GARY YOHE , RICHARD RICHELS  and HENRY JACOBY

| HARTFORD COURANT |

MAR 01, 2019 | 6:00 AM

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News Release
MIT Lincoln Laboratory | Feb 22, 2019

Experts assess potential global destabilization caused by climate change impacts on water supplies, land use, and migration

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory  February 22, 2019

Scientists can, to varying degrees of accuracy, model the climate. They can predict the rate at which greenhouse gas emissions grow, sea levels rise, and ocean temperatures warm. It is also possible to predict the direct impacts...

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News Brief
Feb 21, 2019
MIT Joint Program deputy director makes the case at first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing is a strategy to help reverse climate change by incentivizing a transition from fossil-fuel-based energy sources to those that are low- and zero-carbon. Under carbon pricing, carbon emitters generally pay a charge per ton of carbon emissions they produce, thereby creating a market...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Feb 19, 2019

Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office  February 18, 2019

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America,...

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