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The Center for Global Change Science (CGCS) seeks to better understand the fundamental processes and mechanisms controlling the global environment. The interdisciplinary Center, founded in January, 1990, utilizes theory and observations of oceanic, atmospheric, and terrestrial systems, to improve the ability to accurately predict global environmental change. Two major activities of the CGCS are the Climate Modeling Initiative, and the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Visit the CGCS website for more information.

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  • Ejaz, Qudsia J.; Paltsev, Sergey; Kicklighter, David W.; Winchester, Niven W. (MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2016-04)
    In response to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the U.S. transportation sector now consumes a substantial amount (13.3 billion gallons in 2010) of ethanol. A key motivation for these mandates is to expand the consumption of ...
  • Zhang, Danwei; Paltsev, Sergey (MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2016-03)
    China is currently attempting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase natural gas consumption as a part of broader national strategies to reduce the air pollution impacts of the nation’s energy system. To assess ...
  • Monier, E.; Xu, L.; Snyder, R. (MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2016-03)
    Scientific challenges exist on how to extract information from the wide range of projected impacts simulated by crop models driven by climate ensembles. A stronger focus is required to understand and identify the mechanisms ...
  • Chen, Y.-H.H.; Babiker, M.; Paltsev, S.; Reilly, J. (MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2016-03)
    The wide range of cost estimates for stabilizing climate is puzzling to policy makers as well as researchers. Assumptions about technology costs have been studied extensively as one reason for these differences. Here, we ...
  • Paltsev, S.; Sokolov, A.; Chen, H.; Gao, X.; Schlosser, A.; Monier, E.; Fant, C.; Scott, J.; Ejaz, Q.; Couzo, E.; Prinn, R.; Haigh, M. (MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2016-02)
    Using the MIT Integrated Global System Modeling (IGSM) framework, we assess the climate impacts of emission scenarios exhibiting global mean surface temperatures ranging between 2.4°C and 4.3°C above pre-industrial by 2100. ...
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