MIT unveils a new action plan to tackle the climate crisis

Using the campus as a living testbed, the Institute has studied every aspect of its operations to assess their climate impacts, including heating and cooling, electricity, lighting, materials, and transportation.…

Claim: Scientists find the error source of a sea-ice model varies with the season

To address the issue of error source identification, Prof. Fei Zheng and his team from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, evaluated the sea-ice simulations…

MIT Technology Review Discusses Bypassing the US Senate on Climate Policy

MIT Technology Review are deeply disappointed Biden may not have the numbers to pass the Green New Deal, but they are confident his executive actions, combined with slipping green spending…

MIT: Five Grand Thermal Challenges to Decarbonise the Global Economy

What would it take to make renewable energy viable, and reduce emissions from industrial processes? MIT professors Asegun Henry, Ravi Prasher & Arun Majumdar describe five thermal challenges which must…

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air Massachusetts Institute of Technology A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a…

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, MA — In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is…

Climate Action World War III++?

User Peter L writes: Some groups taking “climate action” into their own hands, be they activists or governments, could lead to a war and potentially a world war as others…

Researchers chart path to cheaper flexible solar cells

Public Release: 7-Feb-2019 Georgia Institute of Technology   There’s a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a…

Study: Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

Climate-driven changes in phytoplankton communities will intensify the blue and green regions of the world’s oceans From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton…

Finally, Fusion Power Is About to Become a Reality

A very optimistic story from Medium. It’s long so I’m posting only a small excerpt.~ctm   Long considered a joke, or a pipe dream, fusion is suddenly making enormous leaps…

'plug-and-play' CO2 Scrubbers

From MIT, while “plug-and-play” is cited, it’s just a paper. Getting the carbon out of emissions Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in…

Increased tropical rainfall – seems like a negative feedback to me…

From MIT via press release, bear in mind this is just more model output based on estimates from observations. That said, thunderstorms and hurricanes are simply heat engines, and they…

MIT: The economic cost of increased temperatures

(This is not from Lindzen I’d like to see one titled “the economic cost of colder temperatures”, particularly on Agricultural effects) Study: Warming episodes hurt poor countries and limit long-term…

Nanocopper CO2 catalyst – a possible solution to EPA's draconian coal power plant killer laws?

From MIT, a possible solution to allow coal fired power plants to meet the new draconian CO2 emission requirements imposed by the EPA. Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert carbon dioxide to…

The UK Independent asks: "Is catastrophic global warming, like the Millennium Bug, a mistake?"

I remember vividly the panic leading up to year 2000. People were racing to Y2K their computers and systems. TV news crews had reporters stationed at bank machines, at train…

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