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News Brief
Sep 15, 2017
Valerie Karplus contributes to special issue of the journal Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy

China's cap-and-trade system is expected to launch by the end of 2017.

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In The News
NowThis News | Sep 12, 2017

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly, former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore and other experts explore extreme implications of climate change in a video in the NowThis: Apocalypse online series 

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly, former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore and other experts explore extreme implications of climate change in Meltdown Earth, a video in the NowThis: Apocalypse online series. The video description reads: "Rising ocean waters, scorching temperatures, food...

Sep 12, 2017

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly, former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore and other experts explore extreme implications of climate change in Meltdown Earth, a video in the NowThis: Apocalypse online series. The video description reads: "Rising ocean waters, scorching temperatures, food...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Sep 07, 2017

Harry Brekelmans says Shell has significant commitment to renewable energy, carbon pricing

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  September 7, 2017

Harry Brekelmans, the projects and technology director for Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies and a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), on Wednesday met with groups of MIT students...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Sep 05, 2017

Colorado forest study provides clearest-ever picture of gases released into the atmosphere and how they change

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  September 4, 2017

For a few weeks over the summer in 2011, teams of scientists from around the world converged on a small patch of ponderosa pine forest in Colorado to carry out one of the most detailed, extended survey of atmospheric chemistry ever...

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In The News

MIT Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn, in India to deliver climate change lecture, comments in The Economic Times. (Related: Times of IndiaBusiness Standard)

Kolkata: Atmospheric scientist and MIT Professor Ronald G. Prinn, whose group's findings the Donald Trump administration used to justify pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, hopes the US exit from the accord is temporary and says any way in which countries like India can help get the US...

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News Release
Aug 21, 2017
Pledges to catalyze opportunities for continuous improvement in sustainability of commodity crop production

The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change announced today that it has joined Field to Market®: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the...

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News Release
Aug 17, 2017
Study explores steps needed to measure each nation’s climate progress

Under the Paris Agreement on climate change, each of nearly 200 countries has defined its own contribution to reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on local interests, politics and economics.

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News Release
Tufts University | Aug 15, 2017

Tufts University-led study--co-authored by three MIT Joint Program researchers--predicts growth of cyanobacteria in lakes and reservoirs due to global warming. Coverage: NPR/Michigan Radio, WGBH

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (August 15, 2017) – Harmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of climate change, according to a team of researchers led by a Tufts University scientist.

The team...

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In The News
Smithsonian | Aug 15, 2017

It’s a challenge to attribute any one storm or heat wave to climate change, but scientists are getting closer. MIT Joint Program Deputy Director C. Adam Schlosser comments in Smithsonian.com.

By Kyle Frischkorn

SMITHSONIAN.COM 

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