April 15, 2015
5:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M. (MIT, Wong Auditorium, E51-115)
Speaker: Jochem Marotzke, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
Observations suggest a hiatus in global surface temperature rise since 1998, whereas most climate models simulate continued warming. What causes this difference? Do climate models respond too sensitively to the increase in greenhouse-gas concentrations such as that of carbon dioxide, and thus overestimate climate change systematically? Or has the discrepancy arisen by chance? And what is the relevance of this discrepancy for our assessment of long-term anthropogenic climate change?
April 14, 2015
4:00PM (MIT Wong Auditorium E51-115)
Dr. James Hansen is the featured speaker of the 2015 David J. Rose Lectureship in Nuclear Technology
March 31, 2015
Speaker: R. Andreas Kraemer with A. Denny Ellerman as discussant
March 31, 2015
4:00 P.M.–5:30 P.M. (MIT Wong Auditorium, E51-115
A diverse panel of experts will explore what hinders the communication of the climate change, and examine strategies that can be employed to shift the global climate debate and to inspire action.
March 12, 2015
4:00 P.M.–6:00 P.M. (MIT, Room 3-270)
A conversation with MIT students, faculty, staff, and senior administration on current and potential strategies for measuring and creating a plan to reduce MIT’s contribution to climate change. By examining our greenhouse gas footprint, this innovative event invites all contributors to help envision and shape our roadmap towards a lower-carbon institute.
January 26, 2015
January 26 - January 30 -- daily from 1:00PM-3:00PM (Room 4-237)
Join graduate students from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change for five info-packed Independent Activities Period (IAP) lectures covering the science, economics, and media coverage of climate change, climate policy and other global change issues.
January 21, 2015
3:30PM-5:00PM (Room 32-123)
Join the MIT Climate Conversation with a talk by Dr. Larry Linden. From growing up in smog-filled Los Angeles, to MIT, the White House, and then a career on Wall Street, Dr. Linden describes the experiences and transformation that has brought him to launch an effort to move the politics of climate change in the United States
November 24, 2014
4:30-6:00PM (Room 2-105)
Adam Schlosser will present a synopsis of recently published and ongoing analyses from experiments with the MIT Integrated System Model (IGSM) that includes modules which track land use, energy use, as well as water resources for large, managed river basins. The numerical experiments address future risks in a global context but this talk will also focus regional lenses over the United States and a large portion of Southern and Eastern Asia. Overall, the insights gained from the experiments point to actions, which can mitigate and/or adapt to risks and thus protect future energy, land, and water resources from undesirable futures.
November 17, 2014
6:30-8:00pm (Room 2-105)
MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel will begin by reviewing the evidence that we are indeed entering a new epoch in Earth's climate history and then discuss the challenges it presents for civilization. Among these challenges is the increased incidence of high-intensity hurricanes, which even today are the leading cause of insured losses among all natural disasters. There will be discussion about his group's research on this important and interesting phenomenon, including ideas on how their activity may change over the next century.
November 6, 2014
11/6/2014: 7:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.;
11/7/2014: 7:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. (MIT, Kresge Auditorium)
Join the MIT Climate Colab for "Crowds & Climate: From Ideas to Action," on how new technology-enabled, crowd-based approaches can help in developing creative new ideas and taking meaningful action on climate change.
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