Study: For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050

Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | May 1, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research energy greenhouse-gases carbon climate environment economics policy emissions weather natural-disasters climate-change poverty joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Texas’ odds of Harvey-scale rainfall to increase by end of century | MIT News

Study finds state’s annual risk of extreme rainfall will rise from 1 to 18 percent.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 13, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  climate  climate-change  computer-modeling  eaps  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences  emissions  environment  global-warming  greenhouse-gases  lorenz-center  research  school-of-science  weather  natural-disasters  national-science-foundation-nsf

MIT researchers respond to hurricanes Irma and Maria | MIT News

The Humanitarian Response Lab works with FEMA to optimize public and private sector supply chains serving hurricane-affected areas.

Christine Adams | Center for Transportation and Logistics | Oct. 20, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  transportation  supply-chains  natural-disasters  disaster-response  humanitarianism

Mapathon seeks to direct humanitarian aid for Puerto Rico | MIT News

Boston-area volunteers gather at MIT to help identify post-hurricane conditions in the territory

Department of Urban Studies and Planning | Oct. 16, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  disaster-response  natural-disasters  hurricanes  mit-libraries  crowdsourcing  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Tackling the world’s challenges in the field | MIT News

MISTI media contest showcases MIT students working to build a better world.

MISTI | Oct. 2, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  contests-and-academic-competitions  misti  shass  international-initiatives  global  europe  school-of-engineering  school-of-architecture-and-planning  stem-education  students  video  mechanical-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  biological-engineering  center-for-international-studies  india  d-lab  natural-disasters  middle-east  climate-change  civil-and-environmental-engineering

Targeted, crowdsourced aid for Mexican earthquake victims | MIT News

MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)

School of Architecture and Planning | Sept. 24, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  disaster-response  natural-disasters  latin-america  mexico  earthquakes  urban-studies-and-planning  crowdsourcing  school-of-architecture-and-planning

MIT map offers real-time, crowd-sourced flood reporting during Hurricane Irma | MIT News

Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning.

School of Architecture and Planning | Sept. 8, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  architecture  urban-studies-and-planning  disaster-response  natural-disasters  school-of-architecture-and-planning  weather  climate

3 Questions: Brent Ryan on Hurricane Harvey’s implications for U.S. cities | MIT News

Stranded in Houston by hurricane floodwaters, an MIT associate professor sees firsthand how design and policy decisions affected the storm’s impact.

School of Architecture and Planning | Sept. 1, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  3-questions  natural-disasters  urban-studies-and-planning  design  weather  climate  climate-change  water  policy  transportation  development  cities  faculty  real-estate  business-and-management  school-of-architecture-and-planning  economics

Building to better weather the storm | MIT News

New dashboard developed by the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub helps builders calculate the breakeven cost of hazard mitigation in hurricane-prone areas.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub | June 13, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  government  real-estate  software  weather  concrete  data  natural-disasters  materials-science-and-engineering

2014 Napa earthquake continued to creep, weeks after main shock | MIT News

Continuing seismic activity could pose additional hazards to infrastructure.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 19, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  eaps  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences  earthquakes  natural-disasters  geology  research  school-of-science  nasa  national-science-foundation-nsf

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