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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.

MIT Energy Initiative

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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...

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MIT Climate Portal | Oct 20, 2023

Almost certainly not—but unless we act quickly to stop warming the planet, there will be very severe consequences for many, many people (MIT Climate Portal)

October 20, 2023

First, the good news: climate scientists, as a whole, are not warning us to prepare for the apocalypse. The most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—a group of hundreds of scientists working with the United Nations to analyze climate...

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MIT Climate Portal | Oct 19, 2023

MIT Joint Program Director Ronald Prinn joins MIT’s TILclimate podcast to discuss the past, present and future of how refrigerants affect our planet (MIT Climate Portal)

E3: Don't throw away your refrigerator

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News Release
Oct 06, 2023
MIT Joint Program presentations highlight multiple sustainability challenges and solutions

The preeminent conference for the advancement of Earth and space sciences, the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting draws more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries each year to share research findings and identify innovative solutions to complex problems. Organized around the...

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PNAS | Sep 26, 2023

Joint Program faculty affiliate Noelle Selin and co-authors highlight recent advances in modeling Earth/human systems dynamics to inform sustainable development (PNAS)

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Washington Post | Sep 22, 2023

The ozone layer’s effect on our lives may be more complicated than it seems (Washington Post)

Almost half a century ago, scientists began to theorize that a certain class of chemicals — which were found in virtually every air conditioner, aerosol can and refrigerator around the world — had a particularly dangerous side effect. These...

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