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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.848J (Spring 2008) 
  • Course Title:
  • Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Sloan School of Management 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Henry Jacoby
    Prof. Ronald Prinn
    Prof. Mort Webster

    Teaching Assistants:
    Travis Franck
    Eunjee Lee 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 15.023J / 12.848J / ESD.128J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy



    Spring 2008




    Course Highlights




    15.023J / 12.848J / ESD.128J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy



    Spring 2008


    Two pie charts, the left showing temperature increases from 3-4 to 6-8 degrees Celsius, and the right showing increases from 1-2 to 3-4 degrees.
    Comparison of likely temperature increases over 1990-2100 with no policy (left), and stabilization of greenhouse gases at 550pm CO2 equivalents (right). (Figure from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.)


    Course Description


    This class introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. It also develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: xls.

     

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