Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change—keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius, if not 1.5°C—will be impossible without dramatic action from the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China. Toward that end, China began developing in 2017 an...
At CERAWeek, MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev describes the energy transition needed to limit global warming to well below 2°C
CERAWeek: "Dr. Sergey Paltsev, Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explains how energy and climate projections over the 21st century show that the aim of the Paris Agreement to limit warming to well below 2°C implies a transition to an energy system...
NPR station cites Joint Program study that found that pricing carbon and returning the revenue from it to the public would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (WBUR)
June 18, 2019Nathan Rott
The warnings come with unsettling regularity:
Climate change is already mobilizing mercury in the environment, says EAPS/IDSS Assoc. Prof. Noelle Selin (AP)
By SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.June 9, 2019
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It is mid-March, and two researchers trudge on snowshoes through feet of snow on a wooded trail, dragging a small plastic sled full of equipment.
Scientist Carl Watras’...
Even where the majority of the population favors climate action, carbon pricing is a tough sell, cautions MIT CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel (Scientific American)
Prices on carbon are not strict enough to make significant dents in emissionsBy Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on June 13, 2019
Global climate awareness may never have been higher, but two recent studies show just how much work the world has to do to turn its carbon-cutting...
Michael Bloomberg announces new Beyond Carbon initiative in his Commencement address
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office June 7, 2019
In his Commencement address to the MIT graduating Class of 2019, entrepreneur, engineer, and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a landmark pledge to combat climate change: a $500 million investment in a program called Beyond...
EAPS oceanographers--including Joint Program Principal Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz--model how climate change will affect phytoplankton, a crucial component of the global ecosystem
Eva Frederick, Karina Hinojosa, Devi Lockwood, Gina Vitale | MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are not only beautiful, but are the base of the marine food chain, provide much of the world’s oxygen, and capture...
Gretchen Daily describes a powerful approach to valuing nature in policy and finance in the 17th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture.