Past Events

September 28, 2015
Chris Field, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, speaks about the risk of climate change impacts and the many potential co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation.
September 10, 2015
Speakers from across campus highlight the wealth of solar energy research happening at MIT.
May 19, 2015
Online discussion featuring George Shultz, Phil Sharp, and Bob Inglis, will focus on prominent issues relating to carbon pricing in the United States.
May 11, 2015
MIT welcomes Professor Mario J. Molina, co-winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and former Institute Professor, for the 2015 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture, "Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Communication."
April 15, 2015
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?
March 31, 2015
Speaker: R. Andreas Kraemer with A. Denny Ellerman as discussant