Professor of atmospheric science honored for his work on atmospheric physics and dynamics of tropical weather patterns
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS May 6, 2020
A strong focus on climate-related financial risk has emerged in the past two years. Investors, particularly large institutional investors, have increasingly sought to understand whether the companies they’re investing in are exposed to climate risk. Central banks, particularly those in Europe,...
How fast and under what conditions can the world scale up a new technology? Co-Director John Reilly distills the findings of a Joint Program study (T&D World)
Keeping global warming well below 2°C to avert the worst impacts of climate change will require a dramatic transformation of the global energy economy. To a large extent, this means scaling up entirely new, low-carbon technologies and industries, but just how fast can the world make that happen...
MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action
MIT Resource Department April 22, 2020
An Op-Ed from MIT President Rafael Reif on the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day (Boston Globe)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Boston Globe
The coronavirus pandemic contains an encouraging surprise. If we can take the right lessons from the crisis, we will find ourselves better prepared to tackle the health of our fevered planet.
A commentary by Joint Program faculty affiliate Valerie Karplus (Foreign Affairs)
or 30 years, diplomats and policymakers have called for decisive action on climate change—and for 30 years, the climate crisis has grown worse. There are a multitude of reasons for this failure. The benefits of climate action lie mostly in the future, they are diffuse and hard to pin down, and...
The Covid-19 pandemic could be a dry run for future impacts of climate change, with challenging and unprecedented situations requiring rapid and aggressive responses worldwide. A proactive approach to climate change aimed at minimizing such impacts will inevitably involve significant cuts in...
Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office March 17, 2020
RESEARCH BRIEF Two-Way Trade in Green Electrons: Deep Decarbonization of the Northeastern U.S. and the Role of Canadian Hydropower Emil Dimanchev, Joshua Hodge, and John Parsons Meeting climate policy targets in the U.S. Northeast will likely require the nearly complete decarbonization of...