Climate Action Symposia Series: Progress in Climate Science

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W16, 48 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Chair: Kerry Emanuel, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Keynote: Susan Solomon, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and Chemistry, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Welcome and introductory remarks: President L. Rafael Reif

Reception to follow


To advance our community’s understanding and expand our capacity to generate solutions for the urgent global challenge of climate change, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and the Climate Symposia Organizing Committee are pleased to invite the MIT community to the 2019-2020 Climate Action Symposia Series. These six symposia will examine the current state of climate science and policy, as well as pathways for decarbonization of the global economy. We will also look at how universities can and should contribute solutions, including MIT’s efforts under our Plan for Action on Climate Change.

The first symposium, Progress in Climate Science, will be held on Wednesday, October 2. Topics will include:

  • the relationship between greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and global warming, extreme weather events, and other climate impacts;

  • remaining uncertainties and the prospects for reducing them; and

  • projected physical effects of increasing greenhouse gas emissions under alternative mitigation scenarios.


Can't attend in person? Watch the livestream.

Schedule, speaker bios, and more: climatesymposia.mit.edu


Speakers:

Philip Duffy, President and Executive Director, Woods Hole Research Center

Kerry Emanuel, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, Wilson Center

Nicolas Gruber, Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zürich

David McGee, Associate Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Jerry Mitrovica, Professor of Science, Harvard University

Paul O’Gorman, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Ray Pierrehumbert, Halley Professor of Physics, University of Oxford

John Reilly, Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT

Tapio Schneider, Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech

Noelle Selin, Associate Professor, Institute for Data, Systems and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Susan Solomon, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and Chemistry, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Maria T. Zuber, Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT

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