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December 2019
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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

Getting to Net Zero

MIT Joint Program workshop explores challenges and opportunities of scaling up low-carbon energy

MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets (Coverage: WBURTechnology ReviewE&E NewsSmart Cities DiveForbes)

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change

Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture

Climate sensitivity to changes in atmospheric CO2 may be underestimated in individual climate models

How climate mitigation abroad can affect domestic economies

The case of Taiwan

Symposium explores challenges of adapting to climate change

Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and panelists at MIT climate change symposium discuss challenges of climate policy and adaptation. (Video)

 

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RENEWABLES CAN'T GET GRID TO NET ZERO ALONE, MIT SCIENTISTS SAY

Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly presents findings from report on deep decarbonization on Capitol Hill (Houston Chronicle) (Additional Coverage: Washington Examiner)

TRUMP CAN NOW START TO PULL U.S. OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE DEAL

Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby envisions lost U.S. prestige as other nations take leadership of ongoing Paris Agreement effort (AP)

COMMENTARY: WHO IS HOLDING UP THE WAR ON GLOBAL WARMING? YOU MAY BE SURPRISED.

Good news: the American public finally appears to accept that global warming is a problem. Bad news: a substantial percentage of the public is unwilling to pay much to do anything about it. (The Hill)

COMMENTARY: FIVE REASONS CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE WORST ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM THE WORLD HAS EVER FACED

There are five features that combine to make global warming a more vexing environmental crisis than any we have faced before (LA Times)

 

AROUND CAMPUS

NEW LAE STUDY QUANTIFIES AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE IMPACTS OF AVIATION

MIT team found that air quality impacts of aviation emissions significantly exceed climate impacts

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