MIT Tech Day 2014: The Future of Planet Earth

Videos of this year’s speakers here.

The talks:

  • “Earth Under Stress: Thinking differently about climate research” — Kerry Emanuel ’76, PhD ’78, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science:

For the past half century, scientists have been at work on amassing an impressive array of data and models to understand the stresses placed on the planet by an accelerated rate of climate change. This talk will assess the current understanding of the major climate processes and propose new directions for climate research.

  • “Lessons from the Landscapes of Earth and Other Planets” — Taylor Perron, Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geology:

Landscapes are open archives of planetary history. Looking elsewhere in the solar system and into Earth’s past shows that some landscape features are surprisingly robust. But the specific forms they take on appear to depend on life and, more recently, on human impacts. This talk will explore clues left in planetary landscapes and the light they shed on the state of the planet.

Weekly Digest – November 18, 2012

Economic Policy


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