28 episodes

Climate change is confusing. This award-winning MIT podcast breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what our society can do about it. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on climate change — from real scientists — to help us all make informed decisions for our future.

TILclimate MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

Climate change is confusing. This award-winning MIT podcast breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what our society can do about it. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on climate change — from real scientists — to help us all make informed decisions for our future.

    TIL about farming a warmer planet

    TIL about farming a warmer planet

    Over the last fifty years, our world has made remarkable progress in reducing hunger around the world. How can we keep our farms and food system resilient in a warming climate?

    • 14 min
    TIL about planting trees

    TIL about planting trees

    In our last episode, we talked about using technology to suck out extra carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But you might also be thinking—don’t trees do that? Yeah, they do! In fact, some people have proposed that by planting enough trees, we could make a big dent on climate change.

    • 13 min
    TIL about removing CO2 from the atmosphere

    TIL about removing CO2 from the atmosphere

    Professor Niall Mac Dowell of Imperial College London joins host Laur Hesse Fisher to demystify the process and feasibility of removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

    • 10 min
    TIL about national security

    TIL about national security

    Is climate change really a national security issue, in the same way we think about terrorism or nuclear weapons? And if so, what are our governments doing about it?

    • 12 min
    TIL about sea level rise, part 2

    TIL about sea level rise, part 2

    Sea level rise is already happening and affecting people right now. We invited Prof. James Renwick back to TILclimate to talk about the near future: what will sea-level rise look like for coastal areas in the next 20 or 30 years, and what can we do about it?

    • 12 min
    TIL about sea level rise, part 1

    TIL about sea level rise, part 1

    If you’ve heard only one thing about climate change, it might be that sea levels are rising, and many of the Earth’s islands and coastlines are at risk. But, why?

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

jmschipper ,

Perfect source to scratch the surface of climate science.

Concise, research based, thorough. I love this podcast because the episodes are short enough to listen to on my commute and I don’t need to be a climate scientist to understand the jargon. I’ve introduced so many people to climate science through this very approachable, science based resource.

Global Patriot ,

Digestible Climate Science

Information focused on a single topic is great way to build up, over time, a broader understanding of climate science, and this podcast does the trick. I appreciate the insights from both MIT scientists and experts from the business world, the science and the commerce coming together in a unique way.

Amyleewee ,

TIL Climate but in a non-judgemental way

Super informative podcast that breaks down really complex topics into small bites and does so without placing blame! Keep up the good work!

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