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News Release
Oct 23, 2019
MIT Joint Program researchers to present latest findings at AGU Fall Meeting

Thirteen researchers and affiliates of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change plan to deliver or contribute to eight oral and poster presentations at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2019 Fall Meeting on December 9-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The...

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News Release
MIT News | Oct 23, 2019

Lab enabled Joint Program researchers to inform Ohio legislators on drawbacks of a bill to remove the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard

Dan Pomeroy | Center for International Studies October 22, 2019

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News Release
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Around Campus

A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration

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A recent study by an MIT Sloan professor finds that a federal carbon price of  $7 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in 2020 could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies adopted by the Obama administration.

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News Release
MIT News | Oct 04, 2019

MIT News: Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other panelists at MIT climate change symposium discuss climate science findings and stress urgent need for action (Video)

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office October 3, 2019

In the first of six symposia planned at MIT this academic year on the subject of climate change, panels of specialists on the science of global climate described the state of knowledge on the subject today. They also discussed the areas...

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Commentary
Financial Times | Oct 02, 2019

IFPRI/MIT Joint Program study shows why (Financial Times)

BY CHANNING ARNDT

Climate change is already upon us. Proliferating and intensifying natural disasters, soaring numbers of endangered species, the melting Arctic and the expanding Sahara are all signs that global mitigation strategies are urgently needed to stave...

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In The News
Associated Press | Sep 23, 2019

Co-Director John Reilly says he's never seen a busier or more important time for climate action (AP) (Additional Coverage: ABC News)

BySETH BORENSTEIN, AP SCIENCE WRITER

WASHINGTON — Sep 20, 2019, 1:03 PM 

Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it.

In the next week, there will be climate strikes...

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News Release
MIT News | Sep 17, 2019
How environmental taxes can work for everyone in Spain and beyond

Governments that impose taxes on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions can benefit from a cleaner, more climate-friendly environment and a revenue stream that can be tapped to lower other taxes and create jobs. But environmental taxes may also exact an excessive financial burden on...

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In The News
PolitiFact | Sep 09, 2019

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly highlights need for more precise language (Politifact)

By Jon Greenberg on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 2:38 p.m.

Near the end of her turn on CNN’s climate change town-hall-a-thon, host Chris Cuomo asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren about lightbulbs. Specifically, if the government should be telling people the kind of lightbulbs they can...

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Commentary
The Hill | Sep 06, 2019

Ongoing U.S. disengagement from global climate action poses significant risks at home and abroad

BY RICHARD RICHELS, HENRY JACOBY AND GARY YOHE, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 09/04/19 06:30 PM EDT  1,298

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

The Trump administration’s rejection of efforts to limit human influence on the global climate is not...

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