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MIT News | Aug 14, 2017
One drought remedy: Keep infrastructure fast, cheap, and under control

If you live in the developed world, safe water is usually just a faucet-turn away. And yet, global warming, drought conditions, and population growth in coming decades could change that, ushering in an era of uncertain access to water.

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Aug 11, 2017
MIT Joint Program researchers organize and co-edit symposium on the topic in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 

A symposium on "Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture" coordinated by MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and co-edited by Joint Program Research Scientist Elodie Blanc appears in the Summer 2017 issue of the journal Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. The...

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The Conversation | Aug 10, 2017

In The Conversation, MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris makes an economic case for why U.S. electricity providers should increase their investments in non-carbon power sources. Additional coverage: Salon

When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices. Depending on their size and type, new generating facilities cost hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. They typically will run for 40 or more years – 10 U.S. presidential terms. Much...

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Only if the government provides subsidies to farmers who invest in the practice, suggests study co-authored by MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek


Will sustainable land management mitigate Ethiopia’s land degradation challenges?

AUGUST 9, 2017


Around Campus
MIT News | Aug 07, 2017

Simons Foundation supports enhanced computer infrastructure for MIT's Darwin Project, which focuses on marine microbes and microbial communities that impact the ocean's food web and global carbon cycle

Helen Hill | EAPS  August 4, 2017

Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric carbon dioxide and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breathe, yet there is much about them scientists still don’t understand. Now, an award from the Simons Foundation will...

In The News
US News and World Report | Aug 04, 2017

Various studies suggest the problem of rising temperatures is growing. Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling comment in US News & World Report.

Christine Huang, Contributor | US News & World Report

As new reports indicate that Earth's temperature will likely increase by two degrees Celsius by the end of the century, scientist and economists are once again urging the government to take immediate action to avoid the most...

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MIT News | Aug 03, 2017

Without action, climate change could devastate a region home to one-fifth of humanity, study finds

IDavid L. Chandler | MIT News Office  August 2, 2017

n South Asia, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live, new research suggests that by the end of this century climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what...

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MIT News | Jul 31, 2017

Study finds ocean circulation, coupled with trade wind changes, efficiently limits shifting of tropical rainfall patterns

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT  July 28, 2017

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MIT News | Jul 24, 2017
A 50-year dry spell has reversed, with more rain to come

An MIT study published today in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15 years over north central India.

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Jul 20, 2017
Study highlights need to improve modeling of carbon-rich Northern Eurasia

Spanning Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the former Soviet Union and Northern China, Northern Eurasia is a bellwether for the future of climate change. Having undergone the fastest rate of climate change in the human-populated world in the past few decades, the region has endured dramatic natural...