MIT on Climate = Science + Action

A Symposium Presented by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
co-sponsored by the Lorenz Center and the Houghton Fund

Wednesday, January 27 2016 | Kirsch Auditorium, MIT Stata Center (32-123)

 

Welcome & Introduction

Rob van der Hilst
Department Head and Schlumberger Professor, EAPS

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

Raffaele Ferrari
Breene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography, EAPS

 

Opening Keynote
Solving our Climate Challenges: Role of Basic Research

Marcia McNutt
Editor-in-Chief, Science

 

Planetary Climates
Living in the Goldilocks Zone: Climate Essentials for a Habitable Planet

Sara Seager
Class of 1941 Professor, EAPS, Physics

 

Climate History of Earth
From Snowballs to Hothouses: The Wild History of Earth's Climate

David McGee
Kerr-McGee Development Assistant Professor, EAPS

 

Life & Climate
The Complex Relationship between the Atmosphere and Life on Earth

Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Director and Foundation Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

 

Atmosphere & Climate
Greenhouse Gases versus Clouds: Why Climate is What it is

Dan Cziczo
Victor P. Starr Associate Professor, EAPS, CEE

 

Oceans, Ice & Climate
Climate on a Water World

John Marshall
Cecil and Ida Green Professor, EAPS

 

Continents & Climate
Regional Climates: Role of Land

Elfatih Eltahir
Associate Department Head and Professor, CEE

 

Climate Change
Climate Change: The Greenhouse Gamble

Ron Prinn
Director, Center for Global Change Science and TEPCO Professor, EAPS

 

Climate Risks
Storms, Droughts and Rising Seas: Climate Change Risks

Kerry Emanuel
Co-director, Lorenz Center and Cecil and Ida Green Professor, EAPS

 

Economics & Climate
Economic Hurdles to Addressing Climate Risks in Emerging Markets

Valerie Karplus
Assistant Professor, Sloan

 

Energy & Climate
Realistic Low-Carbon Energy Alternatives to Combat Climate Change

Dennis Whyte
Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Department Head and Professor, NSE

 

Cities & Climate
Urban Metabolism and Climate Change

John Fernandez
Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative, Architecture

 

Policy & Climate
Linking Science with Climate Policy & Decision-Making

Noelle Selin
Esther & Harold Edgerton CD Associate Professor, IDSS, EAPS

 

Grassroots Action & Climate
Forging Consensus for Local Climate Risk Management

Larry Susskind
Ford Professor Urban and Environmental Planning, DUSP

 

Global Engagement & Climate
Combining Experts and Online Crowds to Address Climate Change

Tom Malone
Director, Center for Collective Intelligence and Patrick J. McGovern Professor, Sloan

 

Afternoon Keynote
After Paris: A New Political Climate for Climate Science?

Justin Gillis
Environmental Science Writer, The New York Times

 

Panel
What Should MIT do to Promote Science in Climate Action?

Kerry Emanuel (moderator)
Co-director, Lorenz Center and Cecil and Ida Green Professor, EAPS

John Fernandez
Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative, Architecture

Justin Gillis
Environmental Science Writer, The New York Times

Valerie Karplus
Assistant Professor, Sloan

Marcia McNutt
Editor-in-Chief, Science

Ron Prinn
Director, Center for Global Change Science and TEPCO Professor, EAPS

Larry Susskind
Ford Professor Urban and Environmental Planning, DUSP

Dennis Whyte
Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Department Head and Professor, NSE


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