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February 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

PRICING CARBON, VALUING PEOPLE

Optimizing U.S. climate policy design for a just energy transition

BANK OF CANADA/OSFI PILOT PROJECT HELPS CANADIAN FINANCIAL SECTOR ASSESS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS

MIT Joint Program contributes to assessment of market and credit risks to key Canadian economic sectors

WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT AND THE MIT JOINT PROGRAM ANNOUNCE CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH COLLABORATION

Focus on transition risks complements Wellington's existing physical-risk capability (Coverage: Institutional Investor)

GLOBAL CHANGES - FALL 2021 NEWSLETTER

insights, news, projects, publications and other developments at the MIT Joint Program

WHEN SCIENTISTS SAY THE EARTH HAS WARMED BY 1° CELSIUS, WHICH PARTS OF THE PLANET ARE BEING MEASURED?
The parts of the planet being measured are our land and ocean surfaces: what we call global average surface temperatures. (MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative)

VIDEO: THE ROLE OF NILE WATER RESOURCES IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA

In a talk at UCLA, MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek explores potential impacts of the development of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

VIDEO: TO A BETTER TOMORROW

High school student Jada Abdalati explores how a carbon tax could help accelerate a transition to a low-carbon future. Guest experts include MIT Joint Program Co-Director Emeritus John Reilly.

 

in the news

MIT JOINT PROGRAM/NREL STUDY FEATURED IN UN VIDEO "THE TRUTH ABOUT CARBON TAXES"

Study shows how a carbon tax can both accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and not hurt low-income households

GATHERING STORM: THE INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE CATASTROPHE LOOMING OVER AMERICA'S GULF COAST

Analysis led by MIT Joint Program Deputy Director C. Adam Schlosser identifies the scope and severity of storm and flood risks to key U.S. petrochemical industry facilities in Texas and Louisiana (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)  

BRINGING CLIMATE REPORTING TO LOCAL NEWSROOMS

Inaugural MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Journalism Fellows reflect on their experiences telling local climate stories (ESI)

COMMENTARY: THE 1.5 DEGREES GOAL: BEWARE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

The 1.5 degrees goal can be a ‘useful spur to action,’ but it’s not a make or break point. Each 0.1-degree increase avoided is ’cause for celebration and hope.’ (Yale Climate Connections)

 

AROUND CAMPUS

PREDATOR INTERACTIONS CHIEFLY DETERMINE WHERE PROCHLOROCOCCUS THRIVE

New findings may help researchers hone predictions for where phytoplankton will migrate with climate change

UNDERSTANDING AIR POLLUTION FROM SPACE

Arlene Fiore uses satellite data paired with ground observations to refine our understanding of ozone smog and interactions with meteorology and climate

CLIMATE MODELING CONFIRMS HISTORICAL RECORDS SHOWING RISE IN HURRICANE ACTIVITY

New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years (Coverage: Washington PostReuters)

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