MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for a more focused approach that does not bundle climate policy with multiple social objectives
By GARY YOHE , RICHARD RICHELS and HENRY JACOBY
| HARTFORD COURANT |
MAR 01, 2019 | 6:00 AM
Experts assess potential global destabilization caused by climate change impacts on water supplies, land use, and migration
Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory February 22, 2019
Scientists can, to varying degrees of accuracy, model the climate. They can predict the rate at which greenhouse gas emissions grow, sea levels rise, and ocean temperatures warm. It is also possible to predict the direct impacts...
Carbon pricing is a strategy to help reverse climate change by incentivizing a transition from fossil-fuel-based energy sources to those that are low- and zero-carbon. Under carbon pricing, carbon emitters generally pay a charge per ton of carbon emissions they produce, thereby creating a market...
Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office February 18, 2019
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America,...
Solar Magazine spoke with three leading energy experts, including Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev, about the potential of solar and other renewable energy sources to reshape the geopolitical landscape
February 3, 2019
Solar energy investments and usage have grown fast and spread worldwide in recent decades, so much so that they’re influencing and reshaping the geopolitics of energy.
Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. Satellites should detect these changes in hue, providing...
Low-cost sensors on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano provide an educational resource and give insight into air quality across Big Island
Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering January 30, 2019
As red molten lava oozed out of Kilauea on the Island of Hawaii (“the Big Island”) in May 2018, destroying houses and property in its path, clouds of ash particles and toxic gases from the volcano —...
Last month’s United Nations climate talks in Poland sought to get the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (2ºC). Toward that end, negotiators from the Agreement’s nearly 200 signatory nations were asked to report on...