Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and coauthors explore challenges and opportunities ahead (The Hill)
One cannot help but look back nostalgically to a time when we thought the biggest crisis facing humanity would evolve over many years. How quickly concerns have changed. In a matter of months, the nation has been forced to commit to several trillion dollars in stimulus packages to keep the...
Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office May 13, 2020
Atmospheric chemist Susan Solomon, whose pioneering scientific and environmental policy work has helped to shape international agreements for healing the ozone layer and mitigating climate change, has been named the recipient of the 2020-2021...
A new climate primer by MIT Joint Program faculty affiliate/Professor of Atmospheric Science Kerry Emanuel,
MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel has made it a personal mission to speak publicly about climate change. He felt a new and surprising duty to speak up after the scientific issue became politicized in the United States. In fact, political identity is the number one indicator of whether or not...
Laureate recognized for contributions to climate change
Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics May 8, 2020
Professor of atmospheric science honored for his work on atmospheric physics and dynamics of tropical weather patterns
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS May 6, 2020
A strong focus on climate-related financial risk has emerged in the past two years. Investors, particularly large institutional investors, have increasingly sought to understand whether the companies they’re investing in are exposed to climate risk. Central banks, particularly those in Europe,...
How fast and under what conditions can the world scale up a new technology? Co-Director John Reilly distills the findings of a Joint Program study (T&D World)
Keeping global warming well below 2°C to avert the worst impacts of climate change will require a dramatic transformation of the global energy economy. To a large extent, this means scaling up entirely new, low-carbon technologies and industries, but just how fast can the world make that happen...
MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action
MIT Resource Department April 22, 2020