Speakers at MIT climate symposium outline the steps needed to achieve global carbon neutrality by midcentury
David Chandler | MIT News Office February 27, 2020
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that a proactive climate resilience system co-developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and BRAC, a leading development organization, was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its...
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office February 17, 2020
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Historically, the oceans have done much of the planet’s heavy lifting when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Microscopic organisms known collectively as phytoplankton, which...
Residential and commercial emissions are now the leading cause of cross-state early deaths (New York Times) (More: CNN, Reuters, USA Today, Bloomberg, Boston Globe, Scientific American, USNWR, PopSci, Forbes)
By Henry Fountain
Feb. 12, 2020
Joint Program researchers call for ongoing investigation of, stricter controls on U.S. cross-state air pollution (The Conversation) (Republished in Salon)
Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens the lives of about 100,000 people by one to two decades.
As it turns out, much of this pollution originates not in a person’s own neighborhood, but up to hundreds or even thousands of miles away in neighboring...
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office February 12, 2020
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More than half of all air-quality-related early deaths in the United States are a result of emissions originating outside of the state in which those deaths occur, MIT researchers report today in the...
Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev serves as expert reviewer of new report for government and business decision-makers
In ten-minute MIT Climate podcast, MIT energy economist John Reilly demystifies fossil fuels
Fossil fuels -- coal, natural gas, and oil -- provide the large majority of our power in the United States and around the world. In this episode of TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate), John Reilly of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change joins host Laur...
MIT Energy Initiative podcast features Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and faculty affiliate Noelle Selin
John Reilly, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School and co-director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Noelle Selin, associate professor, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
MIT TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science Ronald Prinn described how the field of atmospheric chemistry has advanced from 1920 to 2020 in a core science keynote address at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, the world’s largest yearly gathering for experts in the...