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MIT serves as a laboratory for a multifaceted approach to address the Institute’s own contributions to climate change

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability

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December 18, 2020

In 2015, MIT set a goal to reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 32 percent by the year 2030. Five years later, the Institute has reduced emissions by 24 percent, remaining...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Dec 17, 2020

New study suggests waters will become more turbulent as Arctic loses summertime ice

Eddies are often seen as the weather of the ocean. Like large-scale circulations in the atmosphere, eddies swirl through the ocean as slow-moving sea cyclones, sweeping up nutrients and heat, and transporting them around the world.

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Commentary
Nov 30, 2020
Perspective from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

For much of 2020, Covid-19 has captured the world’s attention. The pandemic has impacted billions of lives, and with over a million deaths and counting, continues to drive home a profound message that the survival and well-being of our growing and complex society hinges on our willingness to...

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News Release
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News Brief
Nov 24, 2020
Former Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly quoted in new report from Capgemini Research Institute

Former MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly is quoted on page 23 of "Climate AI: How artificial intelligence can power your climate action strategy," a new report from the Capgemini Research Institute:

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News Release
Nov 23, 2020
ILP-MIT Joint Program webinar explores climate-related physical and transition risks

Many world regions face increasing pressures from global and regional changes in climate, population growth, urban-area expansion, and the socio-economic impacts of fossil-based development. Human interference in the global climate system contributes significantly to changes in regional and...

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Around Campus
MIT News | Nov 20, 2020

Policymakers are hopeful that a Biden administration will encourage congressional action

To stave off the worst immediate outcomes of climate change, the U.S. needs to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a report released this June by the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

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In The News
MIT Spectrum | Nov 16, 2020

Noelle Selin explores toxin’s history, works to change policy (MIT Spectrum)

BACK BEFORE THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, before Covid-19 gripped the globe and our bodies, back when you could easily take an airplane to a remote destination for vacation, Noelle Selin did just that.

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News Release
MIT News | Nov 05, 2020
Carbon capture and storage key to achieving climate goals

Aiming to avoid the worst effects of climate change, from severe droughts to extreme coastal flooding, the nearly 200 nations that signed the Paris Agreement set a long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius. Achieving that goal will require dramatic reductions in...

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News Release
Nov 04, 2020
XLIII (43rd) MIT Global Change Forum highlights opportunities for science-based decision-making

We live at a time of increasing physical risk—exposure to detrimental climate change and/or weather extremes—as well as transition risk—particularly the financial impacts of fossil fuel assets losing their value in the needed rapid transition to a low-carbon economy aimed at stabilizing the...

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