The MIT Climate Portal is MIT’s central portal to all the work happening across the Institute on climate change, and a place for worldwide discussion and learning on climate science, technology, policy and advocacy. With a community of thousands of users at MIT and beyond, the portal is home to emerging climate science, the latest technologies and innovation, and educational resources like the podcast TILclimate.
The MIT Climate Portal is also linked to an online learning tool titled “Climate Science, Risk & Solutions,” written by Professor Kerry Emanuel of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and developed by ESI in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research. “Climate Science, Risk & Solutions” is an entry-level introduction to the basics of climate change: how we know humans are changing the Earth’s climate, the history of research on this subject, the risks to humanity and the natural world, and what questions are still unanswered. Through 11 chapters, the primer provides essential information, plus interactive quizzes, charts, graphics, videos and more to let readers go deeper on the topics that interest them most. In 2020, the site won the Webby Award for Best Individual Editorial Feature. Explore the site at climateprimer.mit.edu.
The Climate Portal is a free forum for learning open to all comers, as well as a venue for the Institute to spread the word about its own climate activities. Visitors can keep up with the latest on MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change, or engage with community content to help foster a wider understanding of climate science and solutions. Visit the portal to see the latest from our community. You can also sign up for a weekly newsletter or follow MIT Climate on Twitter to stay informed about the most notable news, events and activities featured on the portal.