Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Valuing the trees through the forest
September 8, 2011Competing demands for food, fuels, and forests
A new way to model urban air pollution
August 29, 2011MIT researchers improve upon methods to model atmospheric aerosols.
The impact of climate policy on U.S. aviation
June 8, 2011Researchers find that a federal climate policy would lower total U.S. emissions, but without large reductions in the aviation sector.
Study: U.S. drought risk to increase with climate change
April 19, 2011While impacts will vary by region, projections indicate that drought frequency will increase throughout most of the contiguous United States.
Financial impacts of ‘cap and trade’
August 4, 2010Analysis shows that, contrary to some claims, proposed legislation to limit carbon emissions would not disadvantage those with lower incomes.
3 Questions: Henry Jacoby on Copenhagen
December 9, 2009The co-director of MIT’s Global Change program discusses what to expect from the U.N. Climate Change Conference, and the effects of ‘Climategate’
3 Questions: Sergey Paltsev on the costs of climate-change legislation
November 4, 2009MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change has pegged the annual cost of the proposed cap-and-trade legislation in Congress at $400 per U.S. household. But estimating the cost of doing nothing is far more difficult.