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MIT EAPS | May 06, 2020

Professor of atmospheric science honored for his work on atmospheric physics and dynamics of tropical weather patterns

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS May 6, 2020

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Apr 27, 2020
Joint Program research empowers decision-makers facing critical choices

A strong focus on climate-related financial risk has emerged in the past two years. Investors, particularly large institutional investors, have increasingly sought to understand whether the companies they’re investing in are exposed to climate risk. Central banks, particularly those in Europe,...

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T&D World | Apr 24, 2020

How fast and under what conditions can the world scale up a new technology? Co-Director John Reilly distills the findings of a Joint Program study (T&D World)

Keeping global warming well below 2°C to avert the worst impacts of climate change will require a dramatic transformation of the global energy economy. To a large extent, this means scaling up entirely new, low-carbon technologies and industries, but just how fast can the world make that happen...

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MIT News | Apr 22, 2020

MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action

MIT Resource Department April 22, 2020

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MIT News | Apr 22, 2020

An Op-Ed from MIT President Rafael Reif on the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day (Boston Globe)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic contains an encouraging surprise. If we can take the right lessons from the crisis, we will find ourselves better prepared to tackle the health of our fevered planet.

Foreign Affairs | Apr 14, 2020

A commentary by Joint Program faculty affiliate Valerie Karplus (Foreign Affairs)

or 30 years, diplomats and policymakers have called for decisive action on climate change—and for 30 years, the climate crisis has grown worse. There are a multitude of reasons for this failure. The benefits of climate action lie mostly in the future, they are diffuse and hard to pin down, and...

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MIT News | Apr 08, 2020
MIT panel discussion explores best practices

The Covid-19 pandemic could be a dry run for future impacts of climate change, with challenging and unprecedented situations requiring rapid and aggressive responses worldwide. A proactive approach to climate change aimed at minimizing such impacts will inevitably involve significant cuts in...

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MIT News | Mar 17, 2020

Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office March 17, 2020

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CEEPR | Mar 05, 2020

Deep decarbonization of the northeastern U.S. and the role of Canadian hydropower (Coverage: Bloomberg, NPR Marketplace, CBC)

RESEARCH BRIEF Two-Way Trade in Green Electrons: Deep Decarbonization of the Northeastern U.S. and the Role of Canadian Hydropower Emil Dimanchev, Joshua Hodge, and John Parsons Meeting climate policy targets in the U.S. Northeast will likely require the nearly complete decarbonization of...