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The Hill | Nov 28, 2023

A call for a concerted scientific effort to understand the risks posed by exceeding them (The Hill)

Hardly a day passes without a popular article describing the latest scientific study of rapid changes in Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves, or the latest research highlighting a possible slo

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Deutsche Welle (DW) | Nov 25, 2023

Held up as the temperature limit that should not be crossed, 1.5 degrees Celsius is more than just a number. So what's behind it, and what happens if it is exceeded? (DW)


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Amundi | Nov 25, 2023

Paper connects long-term climate scenarios with corresponding financial impacts at the company level (Amundi)

Joint research paper by Amundi and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change on climate stress testing and net zero valuation, a case study for selected energy-intensive companies

Kerry Emanuel discusses sea level rise during a civil discourse on climate change. Photo: Kevin Ly
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A recent forum was the first in a series planned at MIT this year, part of an initiative meant to encourage the open exchange of ideas (MIT SHASS)

A new MIT initiative designed to encourage open dialogue on campus kicked off with a conversation focused on how to address challenges related to climate change.

“Climate Change: Existential Threat or Bump in the Road” featured Steve Koonin, theoretical physicist and former U.S....

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Progressive | Nov 06, 2023

We spoke to leading experts across the country to examine the pros — and potential cons — of the coming EV revolution (Progressive)

The benefits of electric cars are plentiful and well documented — by replacing gas-powered combustion engines with zero-emission electric motors, we'll improve air quality and reduce our carbon footprint while saving money on gas and maintenance. Plus, they're fun to drive, with fast and quiet...

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Inaugural Fast Forward Faculty Fund grants aim to spur new work on climate change and deepen collaboration at MIT (MIT Office of the Vice President for Research)

Climate change is the ultimate cross-cutting issue: Not limited to any one discipline, it ranges across science, technology, policy, culture, human behavior, and well beyond. The response to it likewise requires an all-of-MIT effort.

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MIT Energy Inititiative | Nov 03, 2023

The MIT Energy Initiative’s Annual Research Conference highlights strategies for implementing large-scale reductions in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (MIT Energy Initiative)

How to decarbonize the world, at scale

The MIT Energy Initiative’s Annual Research Conference highlights strategies for implementing large-scale reductions in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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November 3, 2023


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MIT News | Nov 01, 2023

An expert on the environmental impacts of aviation, Barrett succeeds Daniel Hastings as department head (MIT News)

Steven Barrett, the H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has been named the new head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro), effective Nov. 1.

AGAGE scientists, collaborators and invited guests from research institutions around the world—many representing dozens more researchers at their home institutions—at the ALE/GAGE/AGAGE network’s 45th anniversary conference on October 8-13 at the MIT Endicott House (Photo by Mark Dwortzan)
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Oct 26, 2023
AGAGE network marks 45 years of tracking and tracing potentially harmful atmospheric gases

Emissions of CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon once frequently used in cooling and insulation systems to improve the quality of life, can also endanger life. Upon entry into the stratosphere where solar ultraviolet radiation is strong, CFC-11 decomposes, resulting in the release of chlorine, which...