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Aug 20, 2021
The economics of adaptation for rail, roads and coastal development

From the abstract:

Changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level and coastal storms will likely increase the vulnerability of infrastructure across the USA. Using models that analyze vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, this paper estimates impacts to railroad, roads, and coastal...

The Hill | Aug 18, 2021

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev explores potential responses to findings in the latest IPCC report (The Hill)

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MIT News | Aug 12, 2021
Study shows need to identify domestic and international pollution sources in policy design

Emissions from shipping activities around the world account for nearly three percent of total human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, and could increase by up to 50 percent by 2050, making them an important and often overlooked target for global climate mitigation.

In The News
NBC/NECN | Aug 11, 2021

MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev explains initial findings of the 2021 IPCC Report (NBC/NECN) (Related: NECN)

Our Planet's Future: U.N.'S Latest Climate Report

A Grim Look at Our Planet’s Future. Sergey Paltsev of MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Joins Current to Talk About the U.N.’S Latest Climate Report.

In The News
Boston Globe | Aug 09, 2021

Findings in latest UN IPCC report are alarming, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (Boston Globe)

With the window to act narrowing, a stark report from the world’s climate experts

By Sabrina Shankman Globe Staff,Updated August 9, 2021, 4:00 a.m.


News Release
MIT News | Aug 06, 2021
Study gauges the pace of shifting to battery power

On August 5 the White House announced that it seeks to ensure that 50 percent of all new passenger vehicles sold in the United States by 2030 are powered by electricity.

News Release
Aug 03, 2021
New study applies emerging analytic method to scope out potential tipping points

Of the 1.9 billion acres of land in the continental United States, nearly 1.6 billion is used for livestock, forests and crops, in that order. The rest is occupied by urban areas, wetlands, parks, wildlife refuges and other domains. But that’s just a snapshot.

In The News
CNBC | Jul 26, 2021

Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev shares MIT projections for decarbonizing the electric vehicle infrastructure (CNBC)


In The News
National Geographic | Jul 19, 2021

If we’re to avoid extreme warming, all drilling for oil needs to stop now, experts say, but U.S. fossil fuel production is continuing.(National Geographic)

ByJoel K. Bourne, Jr.

Published July 19, 2021

• 9 min read

News Release
MIT News | Jul 19, 2021
In the sector where emissions are hardest to cut, carbon capture could be the sharpest knife

A critical challenge in meeting the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius is to vastly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions generated by the most energy-intensive industries. According to a recent report by the...