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.