Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby envisions lost U.S. prestige as other nations take leadership of ongoing Paris Agreement effort (AP)
November 4, 2019, 12:49 AM EST Updated on November 4, 2019, 12:50 AM EST
Washington (AP) -- For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he...
There are five features that combine to make global warming a more vexing environmental crisis than any we have faced before (LA Times)
Even now that most of the world has acknowledged that climate change is real and caused by humans, combating it has proved daunting. Why? There are five features that combine to make global warming a more vexing environmental crisis than any we have faced before.
Good news: the American public finally appears to accept that global warming is a problem. Bad news: a substantial percentage of the public is unwilling to pay much to do anything about it. (The Hill)
The good news is that the American public finally appears to accept that global warming is a problem. The bad news is that a substantial percentage of the public is unwilling to pay much to do anything about it. At first glance these may seem to be contradictory messages.
MIT News: Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and panelists at MIT climate change symposium discuss challenges of climate policy and adaptation. (Video)
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
In the second of six symposia on climate change to be held this academic year, seven experts from around the country tackled the topic of “challenges of climate policy.” The Oct. 29 event included three panel discussions held at MIT’s Wong...
Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby emphasizes need for Paris Agreement signatories to resolve reporting rules in advance of COP25 (AP)
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had hoped to sign a modest trade agreement at the APEC summit, formerly scheduled to take place in Santiago on Nov. 16-17. Under the tentative deal, the U.S. had agreed to suspend plans to raise tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports,...
Joint Program researchers contribute to new MIT report on climate, agriculture, water and food security
Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab October 30, 2019
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...
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
A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration
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.