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.
EAPS/IDSS Associate Professor Noelle Selin, a Joint Program faculty affiliate, coauthored the technical background document, contributing to the modeling chapter (5) with former postdocs, including the Joint Program's Sae Yun Kwon
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News
Monday, March 4, 2019
UN Environment just published the Global Mercury Assessment 2018, which includes mercury emission estimates by sector and country, as well as info on mercury fate and transport in the environment and levels in air, water, biota and...
MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for a more focused approach that does not bundle climate policy with multiple social objectives
By GARY YOHE , RICHARD RICHELS and HENRY JACOBY
| HARTFORD COURANT |
MAR 01, 2019 | 6:00 AM
Experts assess potential global destabilization caused by climate change impacts on water supplies, land use, and migration
Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory February 22, 2019
Scientists can, to varying degrees of accuracy, model the climate. They can predict the rate at which greenhouse gas emissions grow, sea levels rise, and ocean temperatures warm. It is also possible to predict the direct impacts...
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...
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,...
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
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.
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...