An economist and policy experts respond to a natural-gas worker’s worries that the fight against climate change will hurt Americans like him.
Measuring the greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas composition of the Earth’s atmosphere continuously for the past 40 years through a global network of sophisticated monitoring stations, the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE, formerly known as the Global Atmospheric Gases...
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) expert Howard Herzog, an MITEI Senior Research Engineer and Joint Program affiliate, offers his perspective in The Conversation
In a much-anticipated report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the world will need to take dramatic and drastic steps to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change.
Researchers and experts attend African Sustainable Development Conference at MIT
Taylor De Leon | Civil and Environmental Engineering October 19, 2018
Climate change, a surging population, and increasing demand for food, housing and natural resources present Africa and the world with extraordinary challenges.
Airborne particulates, or aerosols, produced by coal-burning power plants and other human activities may help offset global warming, but they may also reduce rainfall in regions that are already water-stressed.
Long-term melting may lead to release of huge volumes of cold, fresh water into the North Atlantic, impacting global climate
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office October 17, 2018
The Beaufort Gyre is an enormous, 600-mile-wide pool of swirling cold, fresh water in the Arctic Ocean, just north of Alaska and Canada. In the winter, this current is covered by a thick cap of ice. Each summer, as the ice melts away, the...
To assess long-range risks to food, water, energy and other critical natural resources, decision-makers often rely on Earth-system models capable of producing reliable projections of regional and global environmental changes spanning decades. A key component of such models is the representation...
Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev provides an "Expert Perspective" in long-term climate strategies for the World Resources Institute
The UN Paris Agreement has established a target of keeping the increase in the global average surface temperature to “well below” 2°C relative to preindustrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C. As greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise around the...
But only if the world acts together, says MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly in a Daily Beast news story
This summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a 500-page environmental impact statement.
Buried within the pages, it snuck in a well-known but horrifying climate prediction: At their current pace, global temperatures will rise seven degrees Fahrenheit by...