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ClimateTech, MIT Technology Review’s conference on innovations for a sustainable future is October 4-5, 2023. This year’s event looks at the climate technologies accelerating the transition to a green economy. Leaders from Walmart, DOE, Ørsted, Climate Change AI, and more are expected to speak.

September 28, 2023

Nations around the globe have begun to put in place the policies, capital and technologies needed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the world still must move far faster to address the rising dangers of climate change.

MIT Technology Review’s ClimateTech conference will bring together leading scientists, investors, entrepreneurs and officials working to accelerate the transition to a greener economy—and to create a safer, more sustainable world.

ClimateTech runs from October 4-5, 2023. You can buy tickets here.

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These artificial snowdrifts protect seal pups from climate change

The human-built habitats shield the pups from predators and the freezing cold, but they’re threatened by global temperature rise.

How thermal batteries are heating up energy storage

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The hard lessons of Harvard’s failed geoengineering experiment

Some observers argue the end of SCoPEx should mark the end of such proposals. Others say any future experiments should proceed in markedly different ways.

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