Climate Science 102: The Global Climate System and Climate Modeling

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This lecture will build on 101 and dive into an overview of how the climate system responds to both natural and human-caused forcings, and how scientists can detect and attribute observed changes in the climate system to human activity.

Justin Bandoro - Master's student, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science

This video is from the January 2017 seminar series “Climate Science and Policy: Now More Than Ever!” by graduate students in the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.


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With regard to anthropogenic

With regard to anthropogenic forcings, does the scientifically, ecologically, socially, politically and morally irresponsible development and use of

rch/experiments-haarp-ionospheric-heater">ionospheric heaters count?

If it does, then does knowing about it and doing nothing to stop it count as "contributing to global warming" and natural disasters too?

I must admit, I now see the value in MIT ClimateX being focused on climate learning with easy access to digital MIT Open Access Articles. See... Generation of Artificial Acoustic-Gravity Waves and Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances in HF Heating Experiments 

There is a punchline to this too...

The Eastlund Patents were originally designed for oil and gas exploration!

See... HAARP Education: Origins (or how Arco sold a lot of Gas)

 Maybe this is just more of the consequences of allowing Fossil fuel's infiltration and control of academia.

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As for The JASON Group...

As for The JASON Group...

"JASON is an independent group of elite scientists which advises the United States government on matters of science and technology, mostly of a sensitive nature.  The group was first created as a way to get a younger generation of scientists—that is, not the older Los Alamos and MIT Radiation Laboratory alumni—involved in advising the government. It was established in 1960 and has somewhere between 30 and 60 members. Its work first gained public notoriety as the source of the Vietnam War's McNamara Line electronic barrier.  Although most of its research is military-focused, JASON also produced early work on the science of global warming and acid rain.  Current unclassified research interests include health informatics, cyberwarfare, and renewable energy."  -  Wikipedia 

No surprise there.  MIT Radiation Lab alumni.

Oh, and the JASONs knew about global warming problems back in 1979.