Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules.
At the Intersection
Mayara Felix | MIT SpectrumFive grad students, including PAOC's Daniel Gilford, on finding their own routes into the policy sphere
How Close Are We To Finding Life On Another Planet?
TED Radio HourIn our galaxy alone there are hundreds of billions of planets, and the past few years have ushered in an explosion of new discoveries about our universe. MIT's Sara Seager speaks with TED Radio Hour about looking for the perfect planet in the "Goldilocks" zone — neither too hot nor too cold — that could support life.
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.
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.
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