Lecture Notes

1 Introduction and overview (PDF)
2 Institutions I: political and analytical organizations (PDF - 1.0 MB)
3 Review of the mathematics of climate analysis (PDF)
4 Climate I: past climate, and gases, aerosols and radiation (PDF - 1.3 MB)
5 Economics primer (PDF)
6 Climate II: dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans (PDF - 1.1 MB)
7 Economics of the global commons (PDF)
8 Economics I: economic growth, technology and greenhouse gas emissions (PDF)
9 Institutions II: the international climate negotiations (PDF)
10 Economics II: the economics of greenhouse gas emissions control (PDF)
11 Introduction to the Toy Integrated Global System Model  
12 Climate III: interaction of atmosphere, oceans and biosphere (PDF - 1.2 MB)
13 Analysis of the benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation (PDF)
14 Economics III: climate policy analysis (PDF)
15 Emissions trading and tax systems (PDF)
16 Climate machine IV: regional impacts of climate change (PDF - 3.2 MB)
17 Review of methods of uncertainty analysis (PDF)
18 Integrated assessment I: sensitivity and uncertainty analysis (PDF)
19 Sea level rise and adaptation (PDF - 2.6 MB)
20 Methods for decision under uncertainty (PDF)
21 Integrated assessment II: deciding global effort and burden shares  
22 Climate change and the Arctic region  
23 Climate V: unresolved problems in climate analysis (PDF - 2.9 MB)
24 Discussion of homework sets and the policy exercise  
25 Student team presentations  
26 Final summary and discussion