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News Release
MIT News | Jun 30, 2020
How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action

Today Russia’s economy depends heavily upon its abundant fossil fuel resources. Russia is one of the world’s largest exporters of fossil fuels, and a number of its key exporting industries—including metals, chemicals and fertilizers—draw on fossil resources. The nation also consumes fossil fuels...

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In The News

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev helps decision-makers meet aggressive decarbonization goals (MIT Industrial Liaison Program)

The world has to decarbonize. “There is no question,” says Sergey Paltsev, deputy director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, senior research scientist at MIT Energy Initiative, and director of the Energy at Scale Center. What is currently debated...

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In The News
Petroleum Economist | Jun 18, 2020

The fuel may appear to be in terminal decline, but it remains the focus of Great Power competition, suggesting it is not dead yet (Petroleum Economist)

Nuclear Energy transition France Russia China

Victor Kotsev

18 June 2020

 

Photo: Global climate models agree that the Mediterranean area will be significantly drier, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season in the already parched regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Source: MIT
Around Campus
MIT News | Jun 17, 2020

MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office June 17, 2020

Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly drier in coming decades, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season.

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News Release
Jun 17, 2020
MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev featured in Civic Series webinar

From transportation to farming to home heating to plastics, much of modern life is run on oil. But in April, when demand fell so sharply that the price of oil went negative for the first time in history, many wondered about the future of this ubiquitous commodity.

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News Brief
Jun 11, 2020
MIT Joint Program economic model powers Bank’s scenario analysis

The financial community has become increasingly concerned with two types of threats to financial and economic systems driven by climate change and efforts to alleviate it: physical risk—exposure to climate and/or weather extremes, and transition risk—the potential for fossil fuel assets to lose...

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Commentary
The Hill | Jun 08, 2020

How climate change can increase the likelihood of a pandemic and amplify its toll on humans (The Hill)

BY RICHARD RICHELS, HENRY JACOBY, GARY YOHE AND BEN SANTER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 05/27/20 04:30 PM EDT  1,118

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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Around Campus
MIT News | Jun 08, 2020

Solar geoengineering proposals will weaken extratropical storm tracks in both hemispheres, scientists find

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office June 2, 2020

How can the world combat the continued rise in global temperatures? How about shading the Earth from a portion of the sun’s heat by injecting the stratosphere with reflective aerosols? After all, volcanoes do essentially the same thing, albeit...

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News Release
MIT News | Jun 08, 2020

An MIT-developed technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and productivity

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office May 29, 2020

On land, it’s fairly obvious where one ecological region ends and another begins, for instance at the boundary between a desert and savanna. In the ocean, much of life is microscopic and far more mobile, making it challenging for scientists to...

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In The News
MIT Energy Initiative | May 18, 2020

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and other experts on how the U.S. energy market has changed in the 2010s (MIT Energy Initiative)

GUESTS

John Reilly, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School and co-director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Lisa Jacobson, president, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (@ljacobsonenergy)

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