Past Events

April 18, 2017
Save the date for the 16th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture Series honoring the memory of Professor Henry W. Kendall (1926-1999) who was the J.A. Stratton professor of physics at MIT. Professor Kendall received the Nobel Prize in 1990 for research that provided the first experimental evidence for quarks. He had a deep commitment to understanding and finding solutions to the multiple environmental problems facing the world today and in the future.
January 30, 2017 - February 02, 2017
Videos of the Joint Program IAP courses, which provided a fast-paced, accessible introduction to the social and scientific aspects of climate change.
April 23, 2016
Take the 2 °C Challenge. Work the Climate Calculator to see if you can make the choices needed to reduce the global average temperature enough to save the world from most disastrous consequences of climate change.
March 02, 2016
At the recent UN climate talks in Paris, non-state actors and governments were asked to accelerate partnerships and increase climate action on the ground. The goal: to launch a virtuous cycle of climate action, where demonstration of action on the ground encourages negotiators to make more ambitious pledges, which, in turn, generate even more action.
January 27, 2016
Touching on everything from the essentials of planetary climate through the complexities of Earth's climate system to the challenges of finding the will to act on our knowledge to address current climate change, the symposium features talks and discussion by faculty experts from across the spectrum of climate research at MIT.
January 25, 2016
In this informal panel discussion with members of the MIT community who participated as observers in the recent UN climate talks in Paris, we recap and reflect on the agreement that emerged from COP21, as well as hear first-hand accounts of the negotiation process and surrounding events.

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