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Feb 21, 2019
MIT Joint Program deputy director makes the case at first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing is a strategy to help reverse climate change by incentivizing a transition from fossil-fuel-based energy sources to those that are low- and zero-carbon. Under carbon pricing, carbon emitters generally pay a charge per ton of carbon emissions they produce, thereby creating a market...

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MIT News | Feb 19, 2019

Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office  February 18, 2019

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America,...

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MIT News | Feb 13, 2019

As machine learning expands into climate modeling, EAPS Associate Professor Paul O’Gorman answers what that looks like and why it's important now

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS  February 13, 2019

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Solar Magazine | Feb 04, 2019

Solar Magazine spoke with three leading energy experts, including Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev, about the potential of solar and other renewable energy sources to reshape the geopolitical landscape


 Andrew Burger


 February 3, 2019

Solar energy investments and usage have grown fast and spread worldwide in recent decades, so much so that they’re influencing and reshaping the geopolitics of energy.

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CNN | Feb 04, 2019

CNN: Co-authors include Joint Program research scientists Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Erwan Monier (Additional coverage: Washington PostThe Guardian, National GeographicBBC News, WBUR, Salon

Additional coverage: Washington Post, The Guardian, National Geographic, BBC News, WBUR, Fox News Channel, USA Today, The HIll, UPI,  Newsweek, Forbes, Fast Company, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian, Discover, The Telegraph, The independent, The Week, The Weather Channel, New England Cable News,...
News Release
MIT News | Feb 04, 2019
Climate-driven changes in phytoplankton communities will intensify the blue and green regions of the world’s oceans

Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing...

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MIT News | Jan 30, 2019

Low-cost sensors on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano provide an educational resource and give insight into air quality across Big Island

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  January 30, 2019

As red molten lava oozed out of Kilauea on the Island of Hawaii (“the Big Island”) in May 2018, destroying houses and property in its path, clouds of ash particles and toxic gases from the volcano —...

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MIT News | Jan 28, 2019
Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions under China’s emissions trading systems

Last month’s United Nations climate talks in Poland sought to get the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (2ºC). Toward that end, negotiators from the Agreement’s nearly 200 signatory nations were asked to report on...

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Nature | Jan 28, 2019

MIT atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon delivers the portion of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists statement focused on climate change, an area of particular concern (Nature)

Heightened tensions between nuclear powers and inaction on climate change are the “new abnormal”, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The world is as close to annihilation as it was last year, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The hands of the organization’s...

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MIT Joint Program Co-Director explores policy challenges and opportunities on the China Global Television Network