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Jan 21, 2020
New method enables a more comprehensive assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture

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Statistical emulators of global gridded crop models are designed to provide a far less computationally intensive way to assess the impact of climate change on crop yields. This study advances statistical emulators to provide an accessible tool to assess the impact of climate...

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University of Bristol | Jan 21, 2020

An international team of scientists, including Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn, has found atmospheric levels of HFC-23 growing at record values (Coverage: The Guardian, Technology Review)

Press release issued: 21 January 2020

Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, HFC-23, were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found atmospheric...

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MIT News | Jan 17, 2020
Workshop highlights how MIT research can guide adaptation at local, regional and national scales

500-year floods. Persistent droughts and heat waves. More devastating wildfires. As these and other planetary perils become more commonplace, they pose serious risks to natural, managed and built environments around the world. Assessing the magnitude of these risks over multiple decades and...

News Release • China Energy & Climate Project
Jan 17, 2020
How concurrent climate and air pollution policies could prove a win-win combination

In 2013, more than 100 nations sought to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury with the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Two years later, nearly 200 nations aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In The News
Washington Examiner | Jan 13, 2020

Commentary cites Joint Program Report highlighting the need for diverse energy resources to power the grid (Washington Examiner)

by Lynn Good

 | January 13, 2020 12:00 AM



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MIT Energy Initiative | Jan 06, 2020

MIT participants discuss their COP25 impressions and projects

Credit: Suzanne Greene

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MIT News | Jan 06, 2020
How the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years

When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk their talk. A case in point is the Paris Agreement initiated four years ago. Nearly 200 signatory nations submitted voluntary pledges to cut their contribution to the world’s greenhouse gas...

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Climate change is a global threat, but solutions involve a superhuman level of sacrifice and awareness, says MIT Sloan’s Christopher Knittel

Climate change: Most of the world agrees it’s a danger, but how do we conquer it? What’s holding us back? Christopher Knittel, professor of applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, laid out five of the biggest challenges in a recent interview.