Studies show an emerging divide between younger and older Republicans that could help shift the party's stance on climate policy (The Hill)
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Santiago, 23 August 2023 – Airbus and LATAM Airlines Group have funded a study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT Joint Program).
After a summer of weather extremes, where does the world stand in its goal to stem rising temps? (MIT News)
The summer of 2023 has been a season of weather extremes.
In June, uncontrolled wildfires ripped through parts of Canada, sending smoke into the U.S. and setting off air quality alerts in dozens of downwind states. In July, the world set the hottest global temperature on record, which it...
MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev identifies opportunities to make EVs more sustainable (Mongabay)
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A study shows that while air quality gains from carbon policies are widespread, some regions could see pollution increases (Nature Sustainability)
Climate policies trade-offs
The latest United Nations IPCC Report projects that every increment of global warming—now 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and rising—will intensify local impacts of climate change, from drought to wildfires to flooding.
In the hunt for minerals needed in electric car batteries, some companies are turning to the deep sea. But mining this ecosystem could threaten its very existence. (Live Science)
To limit the frequency and severity of droughts, wildfires, flooding and other adverse consequences of climate change, nearly 200 countries have committed to the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius.
Ahead of COP28, the UAE's EV market is booming, bolstered by private investments, government initiatives, and partnerships with countries such as India (The Economic Times)
Ahead of COP28, the UAE's EV market is booming, bolstered by private investments, government initiatives, and partnerships with countries such as India
Dubai is gearing up to host the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference on November 30. The 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (...
The color changes reflect significant shifts in essential marine ecosystems (MIT News) (Coverage: Washington Post, The Guardian, Boston Globe, CNN, CBS, Bloomberg, National Geographic, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Scientific American, New Scientist, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Axios, The Daily Beast)
The ocean’s color has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and the global trend is likely a consequence of human-induced climate change, report scientists at MIT, the National Oceanography Center in the U.K., and elsewhere.