Lauren HinkelMIT professor Kerry Emanuel explains the science behind climate change as well as the associated risks
Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate Change: Why Our Current Climate Is What It Is
Science for the Public Lecture SeriesDan Cziczo, Assoc. Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, speaks at the Science for the Public Lecture Series as an expert on the crucial role of clouds in the dynamics of climate. He explains the vital relationship between clouds and climate, and the present options for reducing atmospheric CO2.
Scientists Find Surprising Evidence of Rapid Changes in the Arctic
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionMIT-WHOI graduate student Lauren Kipp and scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid climate change in the Arctic: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole, they discovered that the levels of radium-228 have almost doubled over the last decade.
How We Know It Was Climate Change
Noah S. Diffenbaugh | New York Times Sunday ReviewNew York Times Sunday Review examines connections between climate change and extreme weather events, siting a paper from Kerry Emanuel showing that heavy rainfall during storms like Hurricane Harvey are becoming increasingly common.
Angela Ellis | EAPS Development OfficeThis academic year, thanks entirely to the generosity of past and present alumni and friends, we are proud to be supporting 18 graduate students on EAPS fellowships.
Helen Hill | EAPS NewsThis year, the Lorenz Center invited Susan Solomon to give the 7th annual John Carlson Lecture at the New England Aquarium on October 26th, 2017. Professor Solomon talked about past environmental challenges that were successfully overcome and how climate change, as perhaps “the mother” of all environmental challenges, compares.
EAPS Announces New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Helen Hill | EAPS NewsThe recently launched Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (EAPS) seeks to support exceptional early-career scientists with interests across the broad range of disciplines represented in the department.
Lauren HinkelBefore the start of the semester, fourteen incoming first year students joined researchers and students from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) for a five-day exploration of extreme weather and climate.
Helen Hill for EAPS News and the University of BristolExpert analysis of fossil organic molecules by researchers in the Summons Lab provides palaeontologists with important new insight into how animal soft tissues fossilize and the importance of fats, or lipids, in that process.
University of BristolNew study in Nature Communications finds little growth in India's methane emissions. EAPS Professor Ronald Prinn, a co-author of the study, stresses the need for countries to accurately and transparently quantify their greenhouse gas emissions.
Brokering International Climate Deals
ClimateXIn a new episode of ClimateX's Climate Conversations, Associate Professor Noelle Selin explains the complexities of international climate agreements, including the impact of social media, as well as the importance of integrating of government, policy and science when studying the environment.
Curiosity and Climate Science
ClimateXIn a new video from ClimateX, MIT's Professor of Atmospheric Science Kerry Emanuel speaks about the origins of climate science and stresses the importance of climate science research, imploring talented students to get involved in what he considers to be an underpopulated field.
Monitoring and Mitigating Mercury
Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Amanda Giang PhD '17 models a pollutant’s pathways and helps decision makers craft more effective mitigation policies.
Charting a Better Future for Africa
Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global ChangeApplying models to help decision-makers advance food security and sustainable development in a climate-compromised continent
Who's Who? Who's New? in EAPS
Helen Hill | EAPS NewsA warm welcome to visiting scientist Wenlian Xiao, new Summons Lab Assistant Alexandra Bryan, and Babbin Group postdoc Einat Segev. Plus, congratulations to Xiaolei Liu of the Summons Group on his recent promotion from Postdoc to Research Scientist.