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A Strategy for a Global Observing System for Verification of National Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2011-06)
With the risks of climate change becoming increasingly evident, there is growing discussion regarding international treaties and national regulations to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Enforcement of such agreements ...
MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2005-07)
The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) is designed for analyzing the global environmental changes that may result from anthropogenic causes, quantifying the uncertainties associated with the projected changes, and ...
Unintended Environmental Consequences of a Global Biofuels Program
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2009-01)
Biofuels are being promoted as an important part of the global energy mix to meet the climate change challenge. The environmental costs of biofuels produced with current technologies at small scales have been studied, but ...
Past and Future Effects of Ozone on Net Primary Production and Carbon Sequestration Using a Global Biogeochemical Model
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2003-10)
Exposure of plants to ozone inhibits photosynthesis and therefore reduces vegetation production and carbon sequestration. Simulations with the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) for the historical period (1860-1995) show ...
Global Economic Effects of Changes in Crops, Pasture, and Forests due to Changing Climate, Carbon Dioxide, and Ozone
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2007-05)
Multiple environmental changes will have consequences for global vegetation. To the extent that crop yields and pasture and forest productivity are affected there can be important economic consequences. We examine the ...
Analysis of Climate Policy Targets under Uncertainty
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2009-09)
Although policymaking in response to the climate change is essentially a challenge of risk management, most studies of the relation of emissions targets to desired climate outcomes are either deterministic or subject to a ...