The financial community has become increasingly concerned with two types of threats to financial and economic systems driven by climate change and efforts to alleviate it: physical risk—exposure to climate and/or weather extremes, and transition risk—the potential for fossil fuel assets to lose...
How climate change can increase the likelihood of a pandemic and amplify its toll on humans (The Hill)
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Solar geoengineering proposals will weaken extratropical storm tracks in both hemispheres, scientists find
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office June 2, 2020
How can the world combat the continued rise in global temperatures? How about shading the Earth from a portion of the sun’s heat by injecting the stratosphere with reflective aerosols? After all, volcanoes do essentially the same thing, albeit...
An MIT-developed technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and productivity
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office May 29, 2020
On land, it’s fairly obvious where one ecological region ends and another begins, for instance at the boundary between a desert and savanna. In the ocean, much of life is microscopic and far more mobile, making it challenging for scientists to...
Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other experts on how the U.S. energy market has changed in the 2010s (MIT Energy Initiative)
John Reilly, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School and co-director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Lisa Jacobson, president, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (@ljacobsonenergy)
Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and coauthors explore challenges and opportunities ahead (The Hill)
One cannot help but look back nostalgically to a time when we thought the biggest crisis facing humanity would evolve over many years. How quickly concerns have changed. In a matter of months, the nation has been forced to commit to several trillion dollars in stimulus packages to keep the...
Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office May 13, 2020
Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon, whose pioneering scientific and environmental policy work has helped to shape international agreements for healing the ozone layer and mitigating climate change, has been named the recipient of the 2020-2021...
A new climate primer by MIT Joint Program faculty affiliate/Professor of Atmospheric Science Kerry Emanuel,
MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel has made it a personal mission to speak publicly about climate change. He felt a new and surprising duty to speak up after the scientific issue became politicized in the United States. In fact, political identity is the number one indicator of whether or not...
Laureate recognized for contributions to climate change
Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics May 8, 2020