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

Spring 2004

Maps showing the effects of climate change.
Effects of climate change. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lecture notes.

Course Description

This course introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. The focus is on developing 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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Prof. Henry Jacoby
Prof. Ronald Prinn

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session