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MIT News | Jan 28, 2019
Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions under China’s emissions trading systems

Last month’s United Nations climate talks in Poland sought to get the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (2ºC). Toward that end, negotiators from the Agreement’s nearly 200 signatory nations were asked to report on...

In The News
Nature | Jan 28, 2019

MIT atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon delivers the portion of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists statement focused on climate change, an area of particular concern (Nature)

Heightened tensions between nuclear powers and inaction on climate change are the “new abnormal”, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The world is as close to annihilation as it was last year, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The hands of the organization’s...

In The News

MIT Joint Program Co-Director explores policy challenges and opportunities on the China Global Television Network 

Fortune | Jan 23, 2019

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly recommends three guiding principles in Fortune


12:38 PM EST

Is the Green New Deal (GND) a liberal pipe dream, or is it an opening for an economically viable, bipartisan climate change solution?

In The News
The Daily Beast | Jan 23, 2019

How hard did aging hit the oceans? MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly comments in The Daily Beast

Audrey McNamara

01.22.19 5:22 AM ET

Unlike Reese Witherspoon, the Earth is not aging backwards.


As the #10yearchallenge sweeps social media—reminding us that side bangs are a part of our shared history—it seems more worthy to take stock of our planet’s...

Around Campus
MIT News | Jan 22, 2019

Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent  January 21, 2019

For many years, China has been struggling to tackle high pollution levels that are crippling its major cities. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at Chinese Hong Kong University has found that air pollution in the country causes...

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Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn and former PhD student Jimmy Gasore recognized for initiating the project

Kigali, Monday- January 15, 2019:  The Minister of Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura officiated the ceremony to launch the first African Air Quality and Climate Laboratory equipped with the “Medusa system” that will measure more than 50 gases that lessen the ozone layer.

  The ozone layer is...

In The News
Washington Post | Jan 11, 2019

Global emissions reached a record high, says MIT CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling in the Washington Post

By Chris Mooney and

Brady Dennis

January 8

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the...

News Release
MIT News | Dec 20, 2018
Study finds chloroform emissions, on the rise in East Asia, could delay ozone recovery by up to eight years

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office  December 20, 2018

Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed, positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was severely depleted by decades of...

In The News
France 24 | Dec 18, 2018

Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris interviewed on France 24