Climate Science

Discover the most innovative climate science research coming out of MIT and beyond and consider where the future of climate science should take us.

8 hours 10 min ago

Last month, we in Cambridge MA were lucky to have a powerhouse panel discussion on the current state of understanding, communicating about, and taking effective action on climate change. A video of it has just been posted, and it's as good as I remember it!

https://vimeo.com/216194038 

Here's how session organizer UnDark describes it:

1 month 5 days ago

A recent article published in the MIT Technology Review has suggested that geoengineering experiments may be necessary in the future if global temperatures continue to rise.

Geoengineering is the process of manipulating environmental processes with the aim of changings the earth’s climate, and it is a controversial topic.

Whilst there is agreement in the scientific community that innovative solutions are needed to combat climate change, many believe that geoengineering poses too many risks and highlights too many ethical and political questions.

2 months 2 weeks ago

PHOTO: N. WATSON AND L. THOMPSON, MIT

Penny Chrisholm is an expert on Prochlorococcus. In fact, MIT’s professor of Biological Oceanography has dedicated the last 30 years of the career to researching this incredible microbe.

2 months 2 weeks ago

The effects of short-term greenhouse gases will cause sea-levels to rise for centuries after they have cleared from the atmosphere, says new research.
The research conducted by MIT and Simon Fraser University has found that even if carbon emissions were to cease entirely, the effects on sea-levels and atmospheric warming would continue for over 1,000 years.