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MIT News | Feb 27, 2017
MIT’s vice president for research describes how growing up in eastern Pennsylvania shaped her views on climate policy

Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research and the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, recently published an op-ed in The Washington Post that described her personal history growing up in eastern Pennsylvania’s coal country and argued for a strategy to support coal industry workers as the...

A new online publication from MIT reports on exciting climate science research at MIT. (Photo: Lauren Hinkel)
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Climate@MIT | Feb 23, 2017
A new online publication from MIT reports on exciting climate science research at MIT

MIT is proud to announce the launch of a new online publication, Climate@MIT, which reports on exciting climate science research on campus and in the field.

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Feb 22, 2017
As new administration takes office, Joint Program IAP courses explore what’s at stake

On January 20 a new administration entered the White House determined to cut spending on climate change and environmental protection programs, and reduce restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. To help the MIT community better understand what’s at stake,...

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Feb 22, 2017
Study assesses profitability and impact on the transportation sector

Gas-to-liquids (GTL), a process that converts natural gas to liquid fuels such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel rather than producing these fuels from crude oil, has barely penetrated the energy market, with fewer than 10 industrial-scale plants currently in operation around the world. For...

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MIT News | Feb 10, 2017
New toolset evaluates economic impacts of ozone reduction policies for nine income groups

One of the two top air pollutants in the U.S., ground-level ozone is harmful not only to your health but also to your bank balance. Long-term exposure to high concentrations of ozone can lead to respiratory and lung disease such as asthma, conditions that drive up medical expenses and sometimes...

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MIT News | Feb 09, 2017
MIT professor of philosophy Kieran Setiya explores how individuals and societies can think about and act on climate change

Science and technology are essential tools for innovation, and to reap their full potential, we also need to articulate and solve the many aspects of today’s global issues that are rooted in the political, cultural, and economic realities of the human world. With that mission in mind, MIT's...

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Feb 07, 2017
Emulators provide reliable, more computationally efficient alternative to globally gridded crop models

To estimate the long-term impact of climate change on crop yields, scientists usually use one of two methods. The first, process-based crop models, simulate the combined mechanistic effects of weather, soil conditions, pest damage and other factors on crop growth and yields. The second,...

Feb 01, 2017

How our society deals with not knowing, and what we can do to prepare for climate change

Feb 01, 2017

How do we tackle climate change? In the climate policy arena, it is common to hear that one of the foremost solutions to the problem is to put a price on carbon. This idea has been advanced by economists, frequently endorsed by climate scientists, and supported by businesses, including (...

Jan 31, 2017

How do global climate negotiations work?