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Jan 31, 2018

Short-term variability and long-term change in climate pose a challenge to water planners. Some climate uncertainties can be reduced over time as new information is collected, while others are irreducible. This presentation shows how flexible water-supply infrastructure planning can help...

News Release
MIT News | Jan 29, 2018
Panel at MIT explores benefits, costs and political challenges

Many economists across the political spectrum agree that carbon pricing could provide a cost-effective strategy to accelerate a transition to a low-carbon economy and reduce carbon emissions that play a key role in global climate change. Drawing on their research, legislators in several states...

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News Release
Jan 25, 2018
Joint Program researcher assesses the threat and how Cambridge can prepare

Hunkered down at 11 tables at Harvard Law School on January 17, more than 100 business, sustainability and emergency-management professionals spent three hours simulating how they might coordinate a response in the aftermath of a major hurricane in the City of Cambridge.

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News Brief
Jan 25, 2018
Paper advances adaptive urban water-supply planning approach

MIT Joint Program-affiliated researcher and Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) PhD student Sarah Fletcher has won a 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Outstanding Student Paper Award for her paper, “Urban water supply infrastructure planning under predictive groundwater...

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Michigan Tech | Jan 23, 2018

MIT Joint Program-affiliated researchers Noelle Selin and Amanda Giang contribute to multidisciplinary study of regulatory impacts on Great Lakes mercury

By Allison Mills | Published 10:00 AM, January 23, 2018

A transdisciplinary team examined regulatory impacts on Great Lakes mercury, focusing on an Upper Peninsula tribal community with high fish consumption.

Around Campus
MIT News | Jan 22, 2018

MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel explains the science behind climate change, as well as the associated risks and how to quantify them

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT  January 22, 2018

Around Campus
MIT News | Jan 22, 2018

Professor of atmospheric chemistry honored for her contributions to atmospheric science

Helen Hill | EAPS  January 19, 2018

Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT, has been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize.

Announced today, Solomon is being honored "for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric...

Jan 19, 2018

This session explores the costs and competitiveness of various energy-generation technologies (including fossil fuels, renewables, nuclear and newer technologies) in a low-carbon future, and gives participants tools to analyze other technologies. Topics for discussion include intermittency,...

Jan 18, 2018

Local governments are uniquely positioned to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This discussion reviews policies and programs in energy efficiency and their important role in mitigating climate change.

Jan 18, 2018

The weather in a few days can be difficult to predict, especially with certain phenomena such as thunderstorms. If this is the case, then how can we trust climate projections over several decades? This session’s co-leaders discuss the similarities and differences between predicting next week's...