Climate 101: Elements of the Climate System
The MIT Climate Conversation is actively exploring new opportunities for teaching, conducting research, and continuing to stimulate the discussion on the important topic of climate change. The MIT Climate Conversation has launched its Spring 2015 Lecture Series on climate issues. For more information, please see our upcoming events page. We also invite you to check out the Climate Resources page on our website for a detailed list of reputable sources that provide detailed and comprehensive information on climate change and related topics.
This year, MIT offered its students and staff with a series of IAP courses that tackles the important topic of climate change. The courses were offered as part of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Taught by MIT graduate students, the courses aimed to raise awareness and elucidate the conflicting information about climate change that we are bombarded with.
In Climate 101: Elements of Climate System, MIT graduate students Daniel Gilford and Jared Holt discuss history of climate science, radiation and the greenhouse effect, the hydrological cycle, land ecology and carbon storage. The course also tackles ocean ecology and heat transport; sea ice and ice sheets. The course is designed to assist the navigation of climate science demonstrating how to get to the details of the original, peer-reviewed research. You can find a detailed presentation of the course here: