Joint Program researchers contribute to new MIT report on climate, agriculture, water and food security
Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab October 30, 2019
Thirteen researchers and affiliates of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change plan to deliver or contribute to eight oral and poster presentations at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2019 Fall Meeting on December 9-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The...
Lab enabled Joint Program researchers to inform Ohio legislators on drawbacks of a bill to remove the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard
Dan Pomeroy | Center for International Studies October 22, 2019
A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration
A recent study by an MIT Sloan professor finds that a federal carbon price of $7 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in 2020 could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies adopted by the Obama administration.
MIT News: Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other panelists at MIT climate change symposium discuss climate science findings and stress urgent need for action (Video)
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office October 3, 2019
In the first of six symposia planned at MIT this academic year on the subject of climate change, panels of specialists on the science of global climate described the state of knowledge on the subject today. They also discussed the areas...
IFPRI/MIT Joint Program study shows why (Financial Times)
BY CHANNING ARNDT
Climate change is already upon us. Proliferating and intensifying natural disasters, soaring numbers of endangered species, the melting Arctic and the expanding Sahara are all signs that global mitigation strategies are urgently needed to stave...
Co-Director John Reilly says he's never seen a busier or more important time for climate action (AP) (Additional Coverage: ABC News)
BySETH BORENSTEIN, AP SCIENCE WRITER
WASHINGTON — Sep 20, 2019, 1:03 PM
Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it.
In the next week, there will be climate strikes...
Governments that impose taxes on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions can benefit from a cleaner, more climate-friendly environment and a revenue stream that can be tapped to lower other taxes and create jobs. But environmental taxes may also exact an excessive financial burden on...
Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly highlights need for more precise language (Politifact)
By Jon Greenberg on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 2:38 p.m.
Near the end of her turn on CNN’s climate change town-hall-a-thon, host Chris Cuomo asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren about lightbulbs. Specifically, if the government should be telling people the kind of lightbulbs they can...