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MIT News | Jun 09, 2017
Kenneth Strzepek applies models to help decision-makers advance food security and sustainable development in a climate-compromised continent

Almost 25 percent of the world’s malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where more than 300 million people depend on maize (corn) for much of their diet. The most widely produced crop by harvested area in SSA, maize is also highly sensitive to drought. Because maize in this...

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IN THIS ISSUE: Future of forests under climate change / More extreme storms ahead for California / Charting a better future for Africa / Monitoring mercury
Washington Post | Jun 08, 2017

His administration cherry-picked my group's findings to help make their case.

As scientists concerned with the very real impact of human activity on climate, my colleagues and I certainly hope our research reaches policymakers at the highest levels of government — which, apparently, it did, when White House officials cited our work to justify President Trump’s decision to...

Wall Street Journal | Jun 07, 2017

Joint Program co-directors to Wall St. Journal: Your editorial references our research to draw what we consider to be the exact wrong conclusion about the importance of the Paris Agreement to addressing climate change.

In a letter to The Wall Street Journal, Prof. Ron Prinn and John Reilly, co-directors of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explain why their research shows the importance of...
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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...

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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


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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-...

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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