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Climate Knowledge for Everyone

The MIT Climate Primer is an interactive space for the public to explore climate science, climate change, risks and solutions. Through 11 short digital “chapters,” the Webby Award-winning site leads readers through the story of how scientists came to realize that human actions are changing the Earth’s climate, as well as the open questions that scientists are still working to answer. Along the way, readers can interact with graphics, quizzes, narration, videos and additional resources to go deeper on the topics they find themselves most curious about.

Learn the basics of climate change with the MIT Climate Primer

About the author

MIT Professor Emeritus Kerry Emanuel has made it a personal mission to speak publicly about climate change. Kerry EmanuelIn addition to his frequent public lectures and editorial pieces, he is the author of What We Know About Climate Change, which was selected by the New York Times as the book to read to start learning about climate change.

In partnership with the Office of the MIT Vice President for Research and MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, Professor Emanuel adapted this work into the MIT Climate Primer, an online resource that lays out the facts about climate change with the candor, reason and humility that have become his trademark.


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