Climate Change Seminar

Crowd holding signs at a climate strike.

Crowds protest during the Boston Climate Strike, which included an MIT contingent. (Image courtesy of oscboston on Flickr. Used under CC BY-NC.)



MIT Course Number

6.S898 / 12.S992

As Taught In

Fall 2019



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Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides a broad overview of issues related to climate change, with an emphasis on those aspects most relevant to computer scientists. Topics include climate science, climate models and simulations, decision-making under uncertainty, economics, mitigation strategies, adaptation strategies, geoengineering, policy-making, messaging, and politics.The course will culminate in a presentation of a research project which might include a paper, a blog, software etc.

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Alan Edelman, John Fernandez, Ronald Rivest, and Henri Drake. 6.S898 Climate Change Seminar. Fall 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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