For the past 10 days I have attended a summer school which Paul and a few other colleagues organized, aimed at understanding climate change in the Mediterranean region. Because the course was tailored to phd students much of the material was too detailed and over my head, but I have been able to gain a broader understandings for some of the science and its importance. About 15 different scientists from all around the world attended and gave two or three lectures detailing either their research or some broader aspect of their specialty. After everyday it was four different students turn to summarize the lectures in a 30 minute presentation. My section was on the difficulty with modeling and more specifically modeling the Hadley Cells expansion..needless to say I learned a lot. At the end of the course the same groups of students presented a little of what they learned from the course and what the future might hold. This was interesting because it allowed the phd students to talk about their research and how it might relate to the greater scheme of global climate change. Although, like I said, the class was over my head, I managed to learn a decent amount and make some pretty great contacts with professors and students from around the world.