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MIT News | Dec 09, 2021

New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years (Coverage: Washington Post, Reuters)

When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years.

News Release

Findings in study co-authored by Joint Program Senior Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz could improve accuracy of climate change projections (Univ. of Rhode Island)

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Todd McLeish 401-874-2116 

Posted on November 17, 2021


News Release

A delegation from MIT traveled to Glasgow for COP26, where international negotiators sought to keep global climate goals on track (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

After a one-year delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, negotiators from nearly 200 countries met this month in Glasgow, Scotland, at COP26, the United Nations climate change conference, to hammer out a new global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate impacts. A...

Around Campus
MIT News | Nov 15, 2021

Online events highlight progress with new climate planning bodies, campus improvements, and involvement of all parts of the MIT community

Two recent online events related to MIT’s ambitious new climate action plan highlighted several areas of progress, including uses of the campus as a real-life testbed for climate impact research, the creation of new planning bodies with opportunities for input from all parts of the MIT community...

News Brief
Nov 07, 2021
Former visiting scientist delivers first Nationally Determined Contribution of Brunei Darussalam

At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in early November, former MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Visiting Scientist Dina Yahya delivered the first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Brunei...

In The News
Time | Nov 07, 2021

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev shares his perspective (Time)


Nuclear Power Is COP26's Quiet Controversy

In The News
Yahoo Finance | Nov 07, 2021

MIT Joint Program global EV projections cited (Yahoo Finance)


Thu, November 4, 2021, 5:00 PM·4 min read

Around Campus
MIT News | Nov 05, 2021

Arlene Fiore joined MIT as the inaugural Peter H. Stone and Paola Malanotte Stone Professor in EAPS Dept.

The School of Science has announced that 11 faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. These positions offer additional support to professors to advance their research and develop their careers.

News Brief
Nov 01, 2021
2021 Global Change Outlook results presented in session on net-zero emissions
News Release
MIT News | Oct 28, 2021
Study underscores need for aggressive climate mitigation and adaptation policies to prevent future ‘Day Zero’ droughts in dry, populated regions around the world

In 2018, Cape Town, South Africa’s second most populous city, came very close to running out of water as the multi-year “Day Zero” drought depleted its reservoirs. Since then, researchers from Stanford University determined that climate change had made this extreme drought five to six times more...