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Study underscores critical role of region in global climate and land-use change

Future nitrogen availability has major impact on the fate of carbon sequestration in Northern Eurasia


Boreal forests in Northern Eurasia store vast amounts of carbon and play a major role in the planet’s carbon cycle, but that role is strongly...

Akron Beacon Journal  | Jun 30, 2019

Joint Program research shows economic benefits exceed policy costs (Akron Beacon Journal)

By Emil Dimanchev

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Residents in Ohio breathe air polluted by the region’s coal-fired power plants. Air pollution from power plants can lead to a number of adverse health effects, including lung cancer, stroke and heart attacks. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute...

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MIT News | Jun 28, 2019
Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage

Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change—keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius, if not 1.5°C—will be impossible without dramatic action from the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China. Toward that end, China began developing in 2017 an...

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CERAWeek | Jun 27, 2019

At CERAWeek, MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev describes the energy transition needed to limit global warming to well below 2°C

CERAWeek: "Dr. Sergey Paltsev, Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explains how energy and climate projections over the 21st century show that the aim of the Paris Agreement to limit warming to well below 2°C implies a transition to an energy system...

In The News
WBUR | Jun 21, 2019

NPR station cites Joint Program study that found that pricing carbon and returning the revenue from it to the public would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (WBUR)

June 18, 2019

Nathan Rott




The warnings come with unsettling regularity:

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Associated Press | Jun 15, 2019

Climate change is already mobilizing mercury in the environment, says EAPS/IDSS Assoc. Prof. Noelle Selin (AP) 

By SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.June 9, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It is mid-March, and two researchers trudge on snowshoes through feet of snow on a wooded trail, dragging a small plastic sled full of equipment.

Scientist Carl Watras’...

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Scientific American | Jun 15, 2019

Even where the majority of the population favors climate action, carbon pricing is a tough sell, cautions MIT CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel (Scientific American)

Prices on carbon are not strict enough to make significant dents in emissions

By Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on June 13, 2019


Global climate awareness may never have been higher, but two recent studies show just how much work the world has to do to turn its carbon-cutting...

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MIT News | Jun 07, 2019

Michael Bloomberg announces new Beyond Carbon initiative in his Commencement address

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  June 7, 2019

In his Commencement address to the MIT graduating Class of 2019, entrepreneur, engineer, and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a landmark pledge to combat climate change: a $500 million investment in a program called Beyond...

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EAPS oceanographers--including Joint Program Principal Research Scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz--model how climate change will affect phytoplankton, a crucial component of the global ecosystem

Eva Frederick, Karina Hinojosa, Devi Lockwood, Gina Vitale | MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are not only beautiful, but are the base of the marine food chain, provide much of the world’s oxygen, and capture...

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Climate change is altering the color of our planet (International Shipping News)

in International Shipping News 23/05/2019