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

Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant

Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 18, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: climate-change climate eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences global-warming research school-of-science weather national-science-foundation-nsf

A “pacemaker” for North African climate

Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 2, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: africa anthropology climate eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology research school-of-science weather national-science-foundation-nsf

Featured video: MIT's meteorology pioneers | MIT News

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences honors trailblazing professors Jule Charney and Edward Lorenz with a tribute to their lives and legacies.

MIT News Office | April 17, 2018
~1 mins |

Tags:  featured-video  weather  climate  eaps  school-of-science  history-of-science  history-of-mit

Evading in-flight lightning strikes | MIT News

MIT study shows electrically charging planes would reduce their risk of being struck by lightning.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 8, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  drones  engineering-systems  research  school-of-engineering  weather

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

Presentation practice: Hurricanes to prosthetics | MIT News

Students hone their communication skills by presenting their research projects at the 4th annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Oct. 2, 2017
~5 mins |

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Technique spots warning signs of extreme events | MIT News

Method may help predict hotspots of instability affecting climate, aircraft performance, and ocean circulation.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Sept. 22, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  computer-modeling  fluid-dynamics  mechanical-engineering  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  climate  evolution  oil-and-gas  research  school-of-engineering  weather

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

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