The first of MIT’s six Climate Action Symposia, Progress in Climate Science, was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Topics included:
- the relationship between greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and global warming, extreme weather events, and other climate impacts;
- remaining uncertainties and the prospects for reducing them; and
- projected physical effects of increasing greenhouse gas emissions under alternative mitigation scenarios.
In Part 1, Symposium Chair Kerry Emanuel introduces the event and MIT President Rafael Reif delivers welcoming remarks.
In Part 2, keynote speaker Susan Solomon delivers an overview of the state of climate science.
In Part 3, moderator Noelle Selin and panelists Nicolas Gruber, David McGee, Paul O'Gorman, Ray Pierrehumbert, and Tapio Schneider discuss "Frontiers in Climate Science".
In Part 4, moderator Maria Zuber and panelists Philip Duffy, Sherri Goodman, Jerry Mitrovica and John Reilly discuss "Climate Risks".