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MIT News | Jun 07, 2017
Award-winning paper by Arun Singh shows how one of the world’s fastest-growing economies can expand its energy consumption while limiting emissions

As the world’s second fastest-growing major economy and third largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, India is at a crossroads.

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BARBARA HOWARD: President Donald Trump cited MIT research yesterday, in laying out his case for pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. But the scientists behind that research? They dispute the president's interpretation of their work. With us on the line is...

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MIT News | Jun 05, 2017

A message to the MIT community from MIT President L. Rafael Reif

The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif.

To the members of the MIT community,

Yesterday, the White House took the position that the Paris climate agreement — a landmark effort to combat global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

News Release
MIT News | Jun 02, 2017

Correcting the record on the US President's reference to MIT research

MIT issued the following statement on Thursday, June 1 2017.

A set of talking points circulated in support of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement included this statement:

“The [Paris] deal also accomplishes LITTLE for the climate


News Release
May 30, 2017
How the price of crude may shape the future of a low-carbon alternative

One low-carbon form of energy that could play a significant role in reducing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions is biomass, which can be converted to biofuels, bioelectricity and bioheat. Just how significant that role will be in the coming decades will depend largely on bioenergy’s cost-...

In The News
Washington Post | May 25, 2017

MIT Joint Program-affiliated Professor Susan Solomon (EAPS) co-authors study in Nature Scientific Reports

Researchers published a scientific paper that explicitly refutes an assertion by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on climate change. Related Links: Popular Science EnviroNews
The Hill | May 22, 2017

Valerie Karplus, asst. prof. of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MIT Joint Program researcher, comments in The Hill.

The election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France may have created an unlikely set of beneficiaries: U.S. climate scientists and clean energy innovators. A video produced early in Macron’s campaign has gained new steam since his election earlier this month and is being shared...

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The Energy Collective | May 18, 2017

MIT Joint Program research has "demonstrated that even a modest attempt to mitigate emissions could profoundly affect the risk profile for equilibrium surface temperature"

A forthcoming book by MIT Joint Program sponsor representative David Hone,  Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma, draws on MIT Joint Program...
Around Campus
MIT News | May 15, 2017

Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study shows

Study co-authored by Joint Program affiliate Paul O'Gorman shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3-15%, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms. Additional Coverage: Eco-Business...
News Release • China Energy & Climate Project
MIT News | May 15, 2017
How combining climate policy and vehicle emissions standards could pack a one-two punch

A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year—roughly 4,000 a day—from heart, lung and stroke disorders due to poor air quality. Most of the nation’s lethal air pollution, including headline-grabbing toxins such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ground-level...