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MIT Joint Program on Global Change
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The MIT Joint Program on Global Change combines scientific research on changes to land, air and water with innovative policy analysis to confront the global climate challenge.
The MIT Joint Program on Global Change combines scientific research on changes to land, air and water with innovative policy analysis to confront the global climate challenge.

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How severely will #climatechange affect different regions of the U.S.? It depends on #climatepolicy, says a new study from #MIT researchers. http://mitsha.re/UfPpCM 
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+Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces new interdisciplinary program on the #environment, to be led by Susan Solomon. The initiative will encourage collaborations among researchers in different fields in order to understand, inform, and seek solutions to pressing problems of the natural world and built environment.

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Tsinghua, #MIT researchers find #China’s plan to restructure the economy will have limited impacts on reducing global CO2 #emissions associated with the production and trade of goods. http://mitsha.re/1l0jzl3
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In a study published in +Nature Publishing Group, a team of scientists from +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere around the U.S. report that volcanic eruptions have contributed to this recent cooling, and that most #climate models have not accurately accounted for the effects of volcanic activity.
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MIT, Singapore researchers use a new method to find that black #carbon emissions are much higher than previously estimated. http://mitsha.re/1f1pdyv #climatechange

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#MIT researchers find that by 2050 more than half the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas and about a billion or more will not have sufficient #water resources. http://mitsha.re/1hzj1E8 #climatechange  
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#MIT researchers are the first to address the influence of climate change on the transport of a class of toxic chemicals currently being emitted. They find the success of #emissions reduction efforts will be affected by #climatechange. http://mitsha.re/19m0458
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#MIT investigators search for the most informative methods to measure the costs of mitigating #climate change. 

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Listen to +MIT Joint Program on Global Change co-director John Reilly moderate this session on the role of simulation models and big data in #climate mitigation. 

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Global population is expected to rise from about 7 billion today to close to 11 billion by the end of the century. This growing population will increase the demand for food, putting further strain on global land and water resources already feeling the pressures of #climatechange
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