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September 2022
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MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

 

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The latest news from the MIT Joint Program

 

NEWS RELEASES

STRANDED ASSETS COULD EXACT STEEP COSTS ON FOSSIL ENERGY PRODUCERS AND INVESTORS

Study estimates potential losses by 2050 amid low-carbon energy transition

NEW J-WAFS-LED PROJECT COMBATS FOOD INSECURITY

The Jameel Index for Food Trade and Vulnerability — a project supported by Community Jameel — will study the implications of climate change on food security as they relate to trade (J-WAFS)

 

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THE CLIMATE BILL WON'T STOP GLOBAL WARMING. BUT IT WILL CLEAN THE AIR.

MIT's Noelle Selin and John Sterman comment on potential air quality and climate benefits (Washington Post)

EXTREME HEAT IN THE US, EUROPE AND CHINA IS SLAMMING ECONOMIES AROUND THE WORLD—AND MAKING INFLATION WORSE

Extreme events are contributing to high prices, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (Fortune, Yahoo!)

HACKING CLIMATE CHANGE

MIT is all about making the world a better place. This special report on the Climate Grand Challenges initiative looks at how the Institute’s problem solvers are stepping up to help save the planet from the devastating effects of global warming. (Technology Review)

US SOLAR WIND PROJECTS STALLED IN Q2. WHAT HAPPENED?

The Auxin Solar tariff investigation and uncertainties around tax incentives tanked progress, according to a new American Clean Power report (Canary Media)

ARE EVS DRIVING TOWARDS GREENER WORLD OR UNCERTAINTY?

Recent studies suggest that electric vehicles may not eliminate all emissions even by 2050, particularly those related to mining and battery production (TRENDS MENA)

COMMENTARY: EXTREME HEAT KILLS INEQUITABLY: REFLECTIVE PAVEMENTS CAN HELP, BUT CITY ACTION IS REQUIRED

Commentary cites Joint Program Report on the climate mitigation potential of U.S. urban infrastructure albedo enhancement (The HIll)

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