Tag Archives: climate change

Thomas Malone: Collective intelligence to address climate change — finalists chosen in world-wide contest

It’s been over a year since we launched the Climate CoLab and held our first world-wide contest. Our goal was to create a site to harness the ideas and knowledge of thousands of people to find real solutions to climate change. Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, we wanted to collect the best collective […]

MIT and the US Navy team up on alternative energy

From WGBH Greater Boston, September 29, 2011 The world’s largest Navy is going green. The United States Navy and the MIT Sloan School of Management have teamed up in an effort to help wean the Navy off petroleum. Emily Rooney interviews US Navy Energy Security Analyst and MIT EMBA Lt. Damian Blazy and Jonathan Lehrich, […]

MIT Sloan economist on “Pain at the Pump”

My latest research* looks at how consumers adjust to high gas prices by changing the kinds of car they buy, and the prices they pay. What launched this research was the debate around the effectiveness of a gas tax to reduce climate change; the goal was to determine whether consumers undervalue fuel economy. If consumers do undervalue […]

Earth Day summit at MIT: Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirschberg wants edible cup

At MIT’s recent Sustainability Summit, held on Earth Day, close to 250 students, faculty and practitioners gathered from as close as Cambridge and as far away as Morocco. With the theme, “Mens et Manus: Bridging Thought and Action,” our event covered a wide range of issues such as reviving New England’s fishing economy, the water […]

Changing how we do climate change

The bad news about climate change is that major proposals to deal with it are on hold, a victim of both political paralysis and partisan posturing. The better news is that this lull offers an opportunity to revive the issue by rethinking how it is framed – and by whom. In recent years, the debate […]