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MIT News | Aug 27, 2023

After a summer of weather extremes, where does the world stand in its goal to stem rising temps? (MIT News)

The summer of 2023 has been a season of weather extremes.

In June, uncontrolled wildfires ripped through parts of Canada, sending smoke into the U.S. and setting off air quality alerts in dozens of downwind states. In July, the world set the hottest global temperature on record, which it...

In The News
Mongabay | Aug 09, 2023

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev identifies opportunities to make EVs more sustainable (Mongabay)

Mongabay Series: Covering the Commons, Planetary Boundaries

Internal combustion vs. EVs: Learning from the past to boost sustainability

by Sean Mowbray on 9 August 2023


Nature Sustainability | Aug 09, 2023

A study shows that while air quality gains from carbon policies are widespread, some regions could see pollution increases (Nature Sustainability)

News & Views Published: 18 May 2023

Climate policies trade-offs

News Release
Jul 20, 2023
Study finds tradeoffs between policy costs and ensuring that global warming does not exceed 1.5°C

The latest United Nations IPCC Report projects that every increment of global warming—now 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and rising—will intensify local impacts of climate change, from drought to wildfires to flooding.

In The News
Live Science | Jul 17, 2023

In the hunt for minerals needed in electric car batteries, some companies are turning to the deep sea. But mining this ecosystem could threaten its very existence. (Live Science)

News Release
MIT News | Jul 14, 2023
How forests can become more effective ‘Natural Climate Solutions’

To limit the frequency and severity of droughts, wildfires, flooding and other adverse consequences of climate change, nearly 200 countries have committed to the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius.

In The News
The Economic Times | Jul 13, 2023

Ahead of COP28, the UAE's EV market is booming, bolstered by private investments, government initiatives, and partnerships with countries such as India (The Economic Times)

Ahead of COP28, the UAE's EV market is booming, bolstered by private investments, government initiatives, and partnerships with countries such as India

Dubai is gearing up to host the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference on November 30. The 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (...

News Release
MIT News | Jul 12, 2023

The color changes reflect significant shifts in essential marine ecosystems (MIT News) (Coverage: Washington Post, The Guardian, Boston GlobeCNN, CBSBloomberg, National GeographicU.S. News & World ReportForbes, Scientific AmericanNew ScientistPopular Science, SmithsonianAxiosThe Daily Beast)

The ocean’s color has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and the global trend is likely a consequence of human-induced climate change, report scientists at MIT, the National Oceanography Center in the U.K., and elsewhere.  

Brian Deese
Around Campus

The former senior advisor to two U.S. presidents will focus on how to advance U.S. industrial strategy and address climate change (MIT Office of the Provost)

MIT has appointed former White House National Economic Council (NEC) director Brian Deese as an MIT Innovation Fellow, focusing on the impact of economic policies that strengthen the United States’ industrial capacity and on accelerating climate investment and innovation. Deese will begin his...

In The News
WCVB (ABC Affiliate) | Jul 07, 2023

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev responds to new report showing global average temperature reaching 17.18 C (62.9 F) (WCVB (ABC Affiliate))


A climate expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is urging action after a new report shows the earth just experienced the hottest days on record.

"I've seen a lot of messages that this is yet another wake-up call," said Dr. Sergey Paltsev. "I'm afraid...