Global Climate Change (Economics, Science and Policy) OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Grad-Level Course on Global Climate Change

Published Jan 14, 2009

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An integrated approach to climate change is covered in 'Global Climate Change (Economics, Science and Policy)', which is available through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a free online course. This OpenCourseWare combines scientific and institutional elements of climate change in an effort to address how this issue can be remedied by the development of new policies. This graduate-level course would be helpful for a wide variety of students, including those working toward a master's degree in Earth Science or Political Science.

Global Climate Change (Economics, Science and Policy): Course Specifics

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Global Climate Change (Economics, Science and Policy): Course Description

The free 'Global Climate Change (Economics, Science and Policy)' course discusses global climate change as a key concern of the 21st century addressed by academic and civil institutions around the world. This course combines scientific data with the ecological and economic impacts caused by climate change. Professors Henry Jacoby, Ronald Prinn and Mort Webster begin this OpenCourseWare by outlining political and analytical organizations while reviewing the mathematics of climate analysis. Later, students will delve into climate-specific topics, such as atmospheric and oceanic dynamics. The economics of greenhouse gas emissions control and institution-specific topics, such as international climate negotiations are also covered.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, readings and problem set homework assignments. A policy exercise in the course is aimed at replicating an international discussion on the development of a global greenhouse gas stabilization policy.

Lecture notes, readings and assignments are the main materials for this course and are offered free online. Students interested in this course should visit the global climate change course home page.

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