The apparent spike in CFC-11 production in China underscores the importance of ongoing emissions monitoring—and the limits of our current system (Technology Review)
by James Temple
May 22, 2019
An international scientific mystery story began to unfold a year ago, when scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a surprising finding in the journal Nature: some factories, somewhere, appeared to be...
Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by nearly 8,000 tons from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today by an international team of scientists from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Australia and...
To get to yes, PolitiFact interviewed MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other experts on the subject
Joe Biden may not be the most progressive candidate in the crowded Democratic primary field. But one thing is for certain: Among 2020 presidential candidates, he has the longest legislative record on climate change.
In fact, Biden has taken this title a good deal further by claiming to...
Eighteen winners earned top spots in the 8th annual “World of 7 Billion” video contest sponsored by Population Connection, a national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates for progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained...
Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change
Each summer, a climatic shift brings persistent wind and rain to much of Southeast Asia, in the form of a seasonal monsoon. The general cause of the monsoon is understood to be an increasing temperature difference between the warming land and the comparatively cool ocean. But for the most part,...
TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) podcast demystifies the science, technology, and policy surrounding climate change in 10-minute bites
Environmental Solutions Initiative May 2, 2019
Climate change is confusing.
Inaugural event for MIT’s climate action groups showcases ways the Institute is reaching outside its walls to make new contributions on climate change
Aaron Krol | Environmental Solutions Initiative May 1, 2019
Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years, according to new research published in Climatic Change.
MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly explains why solar panels reduce more emissions than trees (WGBH)
Environmentalists usually love solar panels. But are they quite as lovable if you cut down a tree to put one up?
That's what's been happening in Massachusetts. The state Department of Energy Resources estimates that approximately 2,500 acres of trees — equal to the size of 50 Boston...
Six campus events to focus on the urgent challenges of climate change and climate action
MIT News Office April 22, 2019
The following letter was sent to the MIT community on April 23 by President L. Rafael Reif
To the members of the MIT community,
Starting next fall and ending on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – a year from today – MIT will hold a series of...