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November 2022
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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

Coordinating climate and air-quality policies to improve public health

New tool pinpoints policy combinations that maximize health benefits

Pricing carbon, valuing people

New video shows how U.S. climate policies can be designed to enable a just energy transition

Tapping the land for climate solutions

Workshop explores sustainable, equitable pathways to transform agriculture, forestry and other land uses into net carbon sinks

Small eddies play a big role in feeding ocean microbes

Workshop explores sustainable, equitable pathways to transform agriculture, forestry and other land uses into net carbon sinks

AGU Fall Meeting frames science as engine of a better future

MIT Joint Program presentations showcase tools and pathways to assess and alleviate regional and global risk

Will climate feedback loops push us past a “point of no return”?

Tripping the Earth's climate feedback loops could bring us rapid warming that would be hugely damaging in the near term. But over the longer term, our planet can regulate even truly gigantic changes to the atmosphere. (MIT Climate Portal)

Are electric vehicles definitely better for the climate than gas-powered cars?

Yes: although electric cars' batteries make them more carbon-intensive to manufacture than gas cars, they more than make up for it by driving much cleaner under nearly any conditions. (MIT Climate Portal)

 

in the news

Water Crisis in South Africa: Causes, Effects, And Solutions

Report cites MIT Joint Program study projecting significant water-supply risks by 2050 (Earth.org)

BEVs and FCEVs Can Meet Paris Agreement Goals

Policymakers and manufacturers are working toward building new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of cars (Power Electronics News)

 

AROUND CAMPUS

3Q: Why Europe is so vulnerable to heat waves

Climate modeling shows that this summer’s devastating European heat wave may indeed be a harbinger of the future for that region (MIT News)

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