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Climate change is confusing.
At least, that’s the impression the average American might get if they tried to learn about the subject from the flurry of journal articles, policy papers, and action plans that dominate the conversation among scientists and environmental advocates. To help demystify the science, solutions, and policies behind climate change, the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) has launched a podcast series called TILclimate, airing eight episodes in its first season over the 2019 spring semester.
“There’s a lot of information out there about why climate change is happening, how it will affect human life, and the solutions that are on the table. But it’s hard to find sources that you trust,” says Laur Hesse Fisher, program director for ESI and host of the new series. “And even then, there’s still a lot of jargon and technicalities that you have to wade through.
“We’re trying to solve that problem.”