New work within the Joint Program to establish a state-of-the-art integrated model of climate and health aimed at identifying targets that deliver climate and health co-benefits
MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev discusses how businesses are assessing a move to climate-friendly operations (Yahoo Finance) [FULL INTERVIEW]
Held September 27-30 online, the MATLAB Computational Finance Conference 2021 convened industry professionals to illustrate practical applications of MATLAB and provide advice to practitioners on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to climate risk.
The preeminent conference for the advancement of Earth and space sciences, the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting draws more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries each year to share research findings and identify innovative solutions to complex problems. Organized around the...
With the MIT campus as a test bed, a citizen science effort provides lessons well beyond MIT (MIT Office of Sustainability)
Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability
October 3, 2021
MIT experts outline issues, offer hope for climate action
Across the Institute, work is underway to understand and address Earth’s changing climate and to mitigate the impacts of these changes on human populations. Spectrum asked three MIT faculty members who have engaged deeply with this work to provide insight into the challenges that lie ahead and...
Over a 36-hour period in August, Hurricane Henri delivered record rainfall in New York City, where an aging storm-sewer system was not built to handle the deluge, resulting in street flooding.
The researchers hope scientists and regulators will consider a broader class of compounds in evaluating cancer risk due to PAH exposure.
Whenever organic matter is burned, such as in a wildfire, a power plant, a car’s exhaust, or in daily cooking, the combustion releases polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — a class of pollutants that is known to cause lung cancer.