Climate policies around the globe remain woefully inadequate, says MIT CEEPR Deputy Director Michael Mehling (Washington Post)
Maike Sonnewald adapts a method that identifies areas of the global ocean with similar physics, revealing global dynamical regimes
Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS March 20, 2019
Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make global generalizations.
Susan Solomon’s research pinpointed how CFCs caused the Antarctic ozone hole—and later showed that the Montreal Protocol is helping to mend it. She’s convinced we can make progress on addressing climate change, too. (Technology Review)
MIT Joint Program researchers have recently won awards and honors for two peer-reviewed journal papers, a Joint Program Report and a PhD thesis.
Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly: Climate change one of multiple factors making wildfires, and hence air quality, worse (PolitiFact)
By Tom Kertscher on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
EAPS/IDSS Associate Professor Noelle Selin, a Joint Program faculty affiliate, coauthored the technical background document, contributing to the modeling chapter (5) with former postdocs, including the Joint Program's Sae Yun Kwon
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News
Monday, March 4, 2019
UN Environment just published the Global Mercury Assessment 2018, which includes mercury emission estimates by sector and country, as well as info on mercury fate and transport in the environment and levels in air, water, biota and...
MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for a more focused approach that does not bundle climate policy with multiple social objectives
By GARY YOHE , RICHARD RICHELS and HENRY JACOBY
| HARTFORD COURANT |
MAR 01, 2019 | 6:00 AM
Experts assess potential global destabilization caused by climate change impacts on water supplies, land use, and migration
Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory February 22, 2019
Scientists can, to varying degrees of accuracy, model the climate. They can predict the rate at which greenhouse gas emissions grow, sea levels rise, and ocean temperatures warm. It is also possible to predict the direct impacts...
Carbon pricing is a strategy to help reverse climate change by incentivizing a transition from fossil-fuel-based energy sources to those that are low- and zero-carbon. Under carbon pricing, carbon emitters generally pay a charge per ton of carbon emissions they produce, thereby creating a market...
Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office February 18, 2019
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America,...