As the largest economy in Latin America and the seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions—primarily from agriculture (32%), land-use change and deforestation (28%) and fossil fuel consumption (27.7%)—Brazil plays a key role in global climate negotiations.
In MIT talk, Lord Nicholas Stern calls the next 20 years “absolutely defining” for society
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office April 11, 2019
Prominent economist and policymaker Lord Nicholas Stern delivered a strong warning about the dangers of climate change in a talk at MIT on Tuesday, calling the near future “defining” and urging a rapid overhaul of the economy to reach net...
The pace of global change poses multiple risks to communities and ecosystems, but also presents unprecedented opportunities to address those risks and cultivate a more resilient and prosperous future.
Climate policies around the globe remain woefully inadequate, says MIT CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling (Washington Post)
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.
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)
MIT Joint Program researchers have recently won awards and honors for two peer-reviewed journal papers, a Joint Program Report and a PhD thesis.
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.