A Civil Discourse on Climate Change | MIT News
Climate Change: Existential Threat or Bump in the Road?
A recent conversation at MIT featured a dialogue between Steve Koonin and Kerry Emanuel, who discussed the challenges related to climate change. Koonin suggested that climate change was more of a “bump in the road” than an existential threat, while Emanuel cautioned against underestimating the impact of human-aided climate change.
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Importance of Open Dialogue and Civil Discourse
The conversation on climate change is part of an initiative at MIT to encourage open exchange of ideas and civil discourse. The speaker series aims to pair external thought leaders with MIT faculty to encourage interrogation and debate of all kinds of ideas, fostering a culture of open dialogue on campus.
Mitigating climate risk requires political will, careful consideration, and an open exchange of ideas. The conversation at MIT highlighted the need for a balanced and thoughtful approach to addressing climate change challenges, emphasizing the importance of open dialogue and civil discourse in finding effective solutions.