Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Himalayas will be lost by 2100 if climate targets aren't met

How speculation came to be presented as scientific fact and inspired a decidedly non-glacial race to discover the future of Himalayan glaciers.

Ann Rowan, Ice and Climate Research Fellow, University of Sheffield • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: global-warming india nepal pakistan glaciers paris-agreement

Ice, ice, maybe

EAPS graduate student Meghana Ranganathan zooms into the microstructure of ice streams to better understand the impacts of climate change.

Laura Carter | School of Science • mit
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change global-warming graduate profile research students school-of-science eaps postdoctoral

Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health climate-change water global-warming europe research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering middle-east

Heatwaves can kill – research uncovers the homes most vulnerable to overheating

Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.

Stefan Bouzarovski, Professor of Human Geography, University of Manchester • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change global-warming heat-wave housing homes heatwave urban-heat-island overheating

We found 2˚C of warming will push most tropical rainforests above their safe 'heat threshold'

Massive study looked at more than half a million trees in 813 forests across the tropics.

Martin Sullivan, Lecturer in Statistical Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-emissions amazon rainforest global-warming rainforests amazonia

Susan Solomon earns Killian Award, MIT’s highest faculty honor

Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry climate-change environment awards global-warming greenhouse-gases emissions research school-of-science faculty eaps international-relations earth-and-atmospheric-sciences honors-and-fellowships

Maria Zuber on climate change: “Breakthroughs will happen”

MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.

MIT Resource Department • mit
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change global-warming research renewable-energy batteries faculty materials-science-and-engineering mitnano plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion photovoltaics the-engine

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.

Joshua Dean, Lecturer in Biogeochemical Cycles, University of Liverpool • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  climate-change  carbon-emissions  global-warming  permafrost  arctic  methane  siberia  tipping-points  arctic-warming

Hotter weather brings more stress, depression and other mental health problems

In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.

Travis Smith, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  mental-health  climate  global-warming  research-brief  weather  emotions  negative-emotions  hot-weather

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