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April 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

Reductions in CFC-11 emissions put ozone recovery back on track

Scientists observe reduction in emissions of banned ozone-depleting chemical after unexpected spike (MIT News) (Coverage: New York Times • CNN • BBC News • New Scientist • The Independent • Nature • Grist • Science News • Chemical & Engineering News)

Study predicts the oceans will start emitting ozone-depleting CFCs

As atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 drop, the global ocean should become a source of the chemical by the middle of next century (MIT News) (Coverage: Scientific American)

Water and environment security for socioeconomic transformation in Uganda

Joint Program research scientist Kenneth Strzepek delivers keynote presentation at Uganda Water & Environment Week 2021 conference

 

Visualizing a climate-resilient MIT

New climate resiliency dashboard helps reduce uncertainty of current and future flood risks in Cambridge (MIT Office of Sustainability)

Assessing and managing risks amid global and regional change

Webinar presentation highlights Joint Program’s contribution to MIT’s sustainability research portfolio

 

in the news

COMMENTARY: BIDEN CHANNELS FDR ON STEM POLICY

The president’s letter to his new science advisor emphasizes the crucial role science plays in our society—much as Roosevelt did in a similar missive in 1944 (Scientific American)

COMMENTARY: Improving Models for Solar Climate Intervention Research

Modern climate models were designed to simulate natural systems and changes mainly due to atmospheric carbon dioxide, rather than to predict effects of deliberate climate interventions (Eos: Science News by AGU)

 

The Roads to Carbon Neutral: Episode 1 - The Climate Issue

Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly featured in CNBC/Total advertorial 

 

 

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