“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.
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How speculation came to be presented as scientific fact and inspired a decidedly non-glacial race to discover the future of Himalayan glaciers.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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EAPS graduate student Meghana Ranganathan zooms into the microstructure of ice streams to better understand the impacts of climate change.
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MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models.
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Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.
June 1, 2020 • ~8 min
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Massive study looked at more than half a million trees in 813 forests across the tropics.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”
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MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.
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Arctic climate change – it's recent carbon emissions we should fear, not ancient methane 'time bombs'
The wet and low-lying East Siberian Arctic is likely to be a major methane source in the coming decades.
April 2, 2020 • ~5 min
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In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
March 25, 2020 • ~4 min
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