Climate Science 101: Fundamentals of Climate Science

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This lecture will begin with the history of climate science and will provide a broad overview of the physics of the climate system. The goal is to allow participants to develop a broad understanding of Earth 's climate system and understand the basic tools of climate science.

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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First bullet point from

First bullet point from Justin's lecture...

What these lectures are not

  • Not about the politics or policies surrounding the issue of climate change

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Unfortunately, I had to wait an hour to reach the first and only relevant (and scary) point in the whole lecture, the brief glossing over of the Suess effect.