Type

  • Courses

Target Grade Level

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Target Subject Area

Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Computer Science and Design Thinking, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages

Topics

  • Climate Change Basics
    • Causes
    • Impacts
    • Solutions

Climate Science, Risk & Solutions: Climate Knowledge for Everyone

Provider: MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
Cost: Free
Format: Online: Asynchronous
Length of Time: 2 hours
Continuing Education Credit: Not Available
Summary
This engaging interactive course outlines the causes, impacts, and solutions to climate change. It confronts the stickier questions about uncertainty in our projections, engages in a discussion of risk and risk management, and concludes by presenting different options for taking action.
About the Organization

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Founded in 2014, the Environmental Solutions Initiative is MIT’s institute-wide effort to mobilize the substantial scientific, engineering, policy, and design capacity of our community to contribute to addressing climate change and other environmental challenges of global import. We pursue multidisciplinary research, education, events, and partnerships to help move society toward an environmentally and socially sustainable future.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts on MIT’s main campus, ESI is powered by a lean staff working closely with students and faculty across the full spectrum of disciplines.  Led by architecture professor John E. Fernandez, a leading scholar in the emerging field of urban metabolism, ESI is advised by students, faculty, alumni, and thought leaders from many sectors of society.