Interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling
Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT April 10, 2018
Nitrogen is a hot commodity in the surface ocean. Primary producers including phytoplankton and other microorganisms consume and transform it into organic molecules to build biomass, while others transform inorganic forms to access their...
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office April 6, 2018
Putting a price on carbon, in the form of a fee or tax on the use of fossil fuels, coupled with returning the generated revenue to the public in one form or another, can be an effective way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. That’s...
If successful, China could lead the next generation of global carbon markets in developing and industrializing countries. A commentary in the journal Nature Climate Change co-authored by Sloan School of Management Asst. Prof. Valerie Karplus, faculty affiliate of the Joint Program
Photo: Coal-fired electric plant, Henan Province, China (Source:
EnergyCollective: Joint Program Report used in Shell scenario shows how massive reforestation could make it possible to cap global warming at 1.5°C
March 28, 2018 by David Hone
Over the past few months I have been deeply involved with my colleagues in the Shell Scenario team preparing a new scenario that illustrates a technically possible but challenging pathway for society to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change...
In Science article, Joint Program-affiliated researchers maintain that such linkage could incent more ambitious climate action
Science 02 Mar 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6379, pp. 997-998 DOI: 10.1126/science.aar5988
When many of us think about carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, we picture smokestacks from power plants or factories. But climate policy designers see emissions not only in ephemeral gases at the point of origin, but also in tangible objects at the point of sale or trade.
Joint Program founding Co-Director corrects U.S. president's misinterpretation of Paris Agreement
BY CALVIN WOODWARD AND CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
February 24, 2018 10:31 AM
Updated February 24, 2018 10:32 AM
On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week's...