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February 2021
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MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

 

Global Snapshot

The latest news from the MIT Joint Program

 

NEWS RELEASES

How will Covid-19 ultimately impact climate change?

Study probes pandemic’s long-term effects on the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Climate change: Where we are, where we’re headed, what we can do

MIT Joint Program faculty affiliate Noelle Selin shares scientific perspective in Civic Series webinar

 

in the news

THERE'S A SIMPLE WAY TO GREEN THE ECONOMY--AND IT INVOLVES CASH PRIZES FOR ALL

The ‘carbon dividend’ is so elegant that it seems too good to be true. Governments should make it a post-pandemic priority (The Guardian)

Early next step: Add risk management to National Climate Assessment

Adding the essential but missing risk management considerations to the next national climate assessment is an important step for the incoming Biden administration (Yale Climate Connections)

 

AROUND CAMPUS

MIT CONVENES INFLUENTIAL INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium launches with 13 company members to work with MIT on innovation in climate and sustainability

WITH CAMPUS AS A TEST BED, CLIMATE ACTION STARTS AND CONTINUES AT MIT

MIT serves as a laboratory for a multifaceted approach to address the Institute’s own contributions to climate change

3 QUESTIONS: ERNEST MONIZ ON THE FUTURE OF CLIMATE AND ENERGY UNDER THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION

Former US energy secretary discusses opportunities and challenges with MITEI Director Robert Armstrong

CONCEPT FOR A HYBRID-ELECTRIC PLANE MAY REDUCE AVIATION'S AIR POLLUTION PROBLEM

Proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent, a new study finds

MIT OCEANOGRAPHERS HAVE AN EXPLANATION FOR THE ARCTIC'S PUZZLING OCEAN TURBULENCE

New study suggests waters will become more turbulent as Arctic loses summertime ice

AEROSOLS FROM POLLUTION, DESERT STORMS, AND FOREST FIRES MAY INTENSIFY THUNDERSTORMS

Researchers identify a mechanism by which small particles in the atmosphere can generate more frequent thunderstorms

FOUR MIT SCIENTISTS HONORED WITH 2021 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARDS

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Aviv Regev, Susan Solomon, and Feng Zhang are the recipients of distinguished awards for major contributions to science
 

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