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The way we power our homes and cars and factories is one of the most important choices our society faces. Perhaps it’s the push of climate change, air pollution, resource depletion, and national security. Or maybe it’s the pull of new technologies and newfound energy supplies that may be cheap and...
Student Spotlight
Jan 01, 2011

“Do you want to do something that’s resilient? That means plan for the worst scenario, because if the worst case happens and you’re not prepared then you’re in really bad shape. Or, do you want to be economically efficient? Then you should plan somewhere in the middle…You could also be the guy...

A Realistic Climate Proposal Selected For Judge's Choice Award A team of students at MIT working at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change created a...
Agricultural irrigation
MIT News | Nov 24, 2010
Researchers model the effects of competition for global water resources on agriculture Allison Crimmins, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change As the globe’s population increases and people become wealthier, agricultural production will need to likewise increase. But food...
Nov 09, 2010

Moderator: Richard Samuels Panelists: Barry Posen Henry D. Jacoby Simon Johnson

Michael Greenstone
3 Questions
MIT News | Nov 03, 2010
Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office As deficit hawks appear poised for victory at the polls, the MIT economics professor presents the case for more spending on infrastructure and R&D. Government deficit spending has been a contentious issue during this year’s U.S. mid-term election campaigns. Yet...
John Holdren speaking at MIT
MIT News | Nov 01, 2010
Presidential science adviser calls for increased energy R&D to create jobs and boost business; supports conclusions of MIT nuclear study. David L. Chandler, MIT News Office The two toughest challenges the nation faces in terms of energy, according to presidential science adviser John Holdren ’...
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MIT News | Oct 30, 2010
Hemispheres will respond to climate change differently, with weaker summer storms in the North, study suggests. Weather systems in the Southern and Northern hemispheres will respond differently to global warming, according to an MIT atmospheric scientist’s analysis that suggests the warming of the...
Sep 23, 2010

Moderator: Jason Pontin Panelists: Nazeer Bhore Jose Bravo John Reilly

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MIT News | Sep 16, 2010
MIT study finds no shortage of uranium for nuclear energy for decades, but more research is needed to develop improved fuel-cycle options. Uranium supplies will not limit the expansion of nuclear power in the U.S. or around the world for the foreseeable future, according to a...