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.
October 16, 2014
7:00 P.M.–8:00 p.m. (Reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.) (New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston)
Dr. Peter Molnar, professor of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, and fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
October 14, 2014
4:00pm (Room 54-915)
Speaker: H. Langley DeWitt, Research Associate, Laboratoire Chimie Environnement,
Université Aix Marseille
October 9, 2014
4:00 P.M.–6:30 P.M. (Wong Auditorium, MIT, E51)
In partnership with the MIT, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Boston will organize a conference to discuss the economic impacts of climate change. Over the past several years, the world has experienced rising sea levels, extreme drought, heavy storms, wildfires and other indicators of climate change with increasing frequency and intensity. These events emphasize the growing threats posed by climate change and urgent need for action. Strong scientific research has shown that climate change is currently occurring and that, if ignored, will result in billions of dollars in economic, health and societal costs.
September 29, 2014
12:00 P.M.–1:00 P.M. (MIT, 54-915)
Kerry Emanuel is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor in the MIT's Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.
September 17, 2014
5:00 P.M. (Harvard University, Haller Hall, Geo Museum 102, 24 Oxford Street 1st floor, Cambridge)
Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence is a scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam
August 8, 2014
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (MIT Museum, Building N51, 266 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139)
How does the food you eat end up on your table? How far away does it come from? And what impact does your diet have on the environment? Explore these questions and more as we bring together leading experts on urban food systems, sustainable food production, and more to explore the societal and environmental impacts of the things that we eat.
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