Jim Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, was an invited guest speaker at MIT’s annual PAOC (Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate) retreat at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in western Massachusetts. PAOC is a subset of graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. The theme of this year’s retreat was History of Climate: Climate’s Current and Historical Impact on Cultural, Political, and Social Development. Fleming reports it was a special treat to spend time with third-year MIT graduate student Rebecca Chmiel ’17.