MIT public climate events in January 2018

If you're in the Cambridge MA area, be sure to check out these events happening on the MIT campus during the January Independant Activities Period (IAP). IAP is a time for non-credit short courses and energized explorations. These events are all free and open to the public; registration info at each link.

January 16-19, 5:30-7:30pm each day: Climate Science and Policy talks. Once again, graduate students in MIT's Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change are presenting a series of 1 hour talks on key topics in climate science and policy. (For a preview, ClimateX has videos from the 2017 version of this series.) Advance registration requested. 

Thursday January 25, 4-6pm, Room 32-123: The student group MIT Climate Action presents a panel discussion on the promise and prospects for Massachusetts carbon pricing legislation, featuring key legislators and MIT researchers. Sign up here, and learn more at this Facebook Event page.

Friday January 26, 9am-5pm, Room 33-116: EarthHack is a hackathon event to generate technology and design based solutions to Earth's environmental and climate challenges. We are driven by these questions: Can technology and design transform environmental information into action? Can we give Earth a voice, "Earth Speaks", to engage billions of people to care about and take action for the oceans and environment? What personal technology can empower our revolution to have everyone help heal the planet? Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday January 31, 3:30-5pm, Room E51-095: Panel discussion "Water Management for Future Climate Scenarios," presented by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) and featuring MIT graduate students and postdocs. No advance registration required.