RSS Feed for climate change https://solvonauts.org/%3Faction%3Drss_search%26term%3Dclimate+change RSS Feed for climate change 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 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 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 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/53710 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/53710 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) The 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 The 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 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/45593 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/45593 12.340 Global Warming Science (MIT) 12.340 Global Warming Science (MIT) This course provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models It focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate e g solar variability orbital mechanics greenhouse gases atmospheric and oceanic circulation and volcanic and soil aerosols and on evidence for past and present climate change During the course they discuss material consequences of climate change including sea level change variations in precipitation vegetation storminess and the incidence of disease This course also examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals This course provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models It focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate e g solar variability orbital mechanics greenhouse gases atmospheric and oceanic circulation and volcanic and soil aerosols and on evidence for past and present climate change During the course they discuss material consequences of climate change including sea level change variations in precipitation vegetation storminess and the incidence of disease This course also examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-340-global-warming-science-spring-2012 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-340-global-warming-science-spring-2012 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 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 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 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-023j-global-climate-change-economics-science-and-policy-spring-2008 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-023j-global-climate-change-economics-science-and-policy-spring-2008 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/47286 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/47286 12.007 Geobiology (MIT) 12.007 Geobiology (MIT) The interactive Earth system biology in geologic environmental and climate change throughout Earth history Since life began it has continually shaped and re shaped the atmosphere hydrosphere cryosphere and the solid earth 160 This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared The interactive Earth system biology in geologic environmental and climate change throughout Earth history Since life began it has continually shaped and re shaped the atmosphere hydrosphere cryosphere and the solid earth 160 This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/46321 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/46321 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/36359 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/36359 The public and private ethics of climate change This first lecture of a series entitled Climate Connections is presented by John Broome White s Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College Oxford The progress of climate change places moral demands on all of us to do something about it It makes moral demands on governments and the international community and also on each of us as private individuals The public and private morality of climate change derives from moral duties of two different sorts Firstly it derives from the general duty of beneficence to make things better Secondly it derives from duties of justice and in particular from the duty not to harm other people except in specific circumstances It turns out that the private morality of climate change is entirely governed by the duty of just Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/wolf/general/Broome_2012.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/wolf/general/Broome_2012.mp3 17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT) 17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT) This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century it explores the politicization of the natural environment the role of science in this process and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate nature Two general thrusts of climate politics connections are pursued namely those related to a conflict focusing on threats to security due to environmental dislocations and b cooperation focusing on the politics of international treaties that have contributed to emergent processes for global accord in response to evidence of climate change The course concludes by addressing the question of What Next This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century it explores the politicization of the natural environment the role of science in this process and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate nature Two general thrusts of climate politics connections are pursued namely those related to a conflict focusing on threats to security due to environmental dislocations and b cooperation focusing on the politics of international treaties that have contributed to emergent processes for global accord in response to evidence of climate change The course concludes by addressing the question of What Next http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-441-international-politics-and-climate-change-fall-2007 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-441-international-politics-and-climate-change-fall-2007 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-740-paleoceanography-spring-2008 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-740-paleoceanography-spring-2008 Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are blazing a new trail on climate change coverage Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are blazing a new trail on climate change coverage The deafening silence around climate change in the US presidential campaign has left leading climate scientists baffled by the absence of debate about the greatest issue of our time Some commentators have laid the blame firmly on the US media for sticking too closely to the political agendas set by the candidates But it is not just in the US where climate change and environmental issues have been virtually ignored In the UK a study by Loughborough University found that during the Brexit referendum television news bulletins in the six week period in May and June dedicated no time at all The deafening silence around climate change in the US presidential campaign has left leading climate scientists baffled by the absence of debate about the greatest issue of our time Some commentators have laid the blame firmly on the US media for sticking too closely to the political agendas set by the candidates But it is not just in the US where climate change and environmental issues have been virtually ignored In the UK a study by Loughborough University found that during the Brexit referendum television news bulletins in the six week period in May and June dedicated no time at all http://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/huffington-post-buzzfeed-vice-blazing-new-trail-climate-change-coverage/ http://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/huffington-post-buzzfeed-vice-blazing-new-trail-climate-change-coverage/ Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting? Several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents from the BBC the Financial Times The Guardian The Sun and The Science Media Centre to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism RISJ the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute ECI at Oxford University and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months David Adam The Guardian Environment Correspondent Richard Black BBC News website Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey Financial Times Environment Correspondent Ben Jackson The Sun Environ Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/eci_lectures/mediatalk-100226.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/eci_lectures/mediatalk-100226.mp3 Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting? Several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents from the BBC the Financial Times The Guardian The Sun and The Science Media Centre to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism RISJ the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute ECI at Oxford University and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months David Adam The Guardian Environment Correspondent Richard Black BBC News website Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey Financial Times Environment Correspondent Ben Jackson The Sun Environ Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/eci_lectures/ouce-journalism-panel-medium-video.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/eci_lectures/ouce-journalism-panel-medium-video.mp4 Virtuous Climate Making? Towards a Virtue-Theoretic Approach to Geoengineering Geoengineering as a response to climate change raises serious ethical and socio political issues Drawing on the latest developments in philosophy and ethics of technology and science I consider a post humanist way of analysing such issues Along with mitigation and adaptation geoengineering i e the deliberate large scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change has become increasingly visible as a third option in response to anthropogenic climate change Yet it has also been widely acknowledged that geoengineering whether its research and development or implementation will raise serious ethical socio political and legal issues Instead of examining specific ethical issues in the ethics of geoengineering I shall argue for a speci Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/uehiro/TT13US_PHW.mp3 http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/uehiro/TT13US_PHW.mp3 Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting? Several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents from the BBC the Financial Times The Guardian The Sun and The Science Media Centre to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism RISJ the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute ECI at Oxford University and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months David Adam The Guardian Environment Correspondent Richard Black BBC News website Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey Financial Times Environment Correspondent Ben Jackson The Sun Environ http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/eci_lectures/mediatalk-100226.pdf http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/eci_lectures/mediatalk-100226.pdf UK Climate Impacts Programme Training Training videos the UK Climate Impacts Programme UKCIP which helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change While it s essential to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions the effects of past emissions will continue to be felt for decades These podcasts will show you what climate change means how to use the online resources and tools which UKCIP have provided to measure the impact of climate change on the UK and the importance for businesses and local authorities to adapt to climate change http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/11828 http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/11828 Introduction to the UK Climate Impacts Program Chris West Director of the UK Climate Impacts Program gives an introduction to UKCIP its history and the reason why it stresses the importance of climate change adaptation rather than climate change mitigation Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/chris-west-2.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/chris-west-2.mp4 How can you adapt? Some climate change is inevitable Megan Gawith talks about the need for organisations and individuals to adapt to climate change Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/megan-gawith-2.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/megan-gawith-2.mp4 Business Kay Johnstone talks about why climate change is an issue as much for businesses as it is for governments and also some of the ways in which businesses can adapt to climate change Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/kay-johnstone-2.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/kay-johnstone-2.mp4 12.007 Geobiology (MIT) 12.007 Geobiology (MIT) The interactive Earth system Biology in geologic environmental and climate change throughout Earth history Since life began it has continually shaped and re shaped the atmosphere hydrosphere cryosphere and the solid earth Introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere the origin and evolution of life and its influence on climate up through and including the modern age and the problem of global warming the global carbon cycle and astrobiology The interactive Earth system Biology in geologic environmental and climate change throughout Earth history Since life began it has continually shaped and re shaped the atmosphere hydrosphere cryosphere and the solid earth Introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere the origin and evolution of life and its influence on climate up through and including the modern age and the problem of global warming the global carbon cycle and astrobiology http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/53742 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/53742 12.301 Climate Physics and Chemistry (MIT) 12.301 Climate Physics and Chemistry (MIT) This course introduces students to climate studies including beginnings of the solar system time scales and climate in human history methods for detecting climate change including proxies ice cores instrumental records and time series analysis physical and chemical processes in climate including primordial atmosphere ozone chemistry carbon and oxygen cycles and heat and water budgets internal feedback mechanisms including ice aerosols water vapor clouds and ocean circulation climate forcing including orbital variations volcanism plate tectonics and solar variability climate models and mechanisms of variability including energy balance coupled models and global ocean and atmosphere models and outstanding problems This course introduces students to climate studies including beginnings of the solar system time scales and climate in human history methods for detecting climate change including proxies ice cores instrumental records and time series analysis physical and chemical processes in climate including primordial atmosphere ozone chemistry carbon and oxygen cycles and heat and water budgets internal feedback mechanisms including ice aerosols water vapor clouds and ocean circulation climate forcing including orbital variations volcanism plate tectonics and solar variability climate models and mechanisms of variability including energy balance coupled models and global ocean and atmosphere models and outstanding problems http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/49517 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/49517 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) 12.740 Paleoceanography (MIT) This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology Technical RequirementsMicrosoft reg Excel software nbsp is recommended for viewing the xls files found on this course site Free nbsp Microsoft reg Excel viewer software nbsp can also be used to view the xls files This class examines tools data and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine ice core and continental records The most recent climate changes mainly the past 500 000 years ranging up to about 2 million years ago will be emphasized Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced statistics factor analysis time series analysis simple climatology Technical RequirementsMicrosoft reg Excel software nbsp is recommended for viewing the xls files found on this course site Free nbsp Microsoft reg Excel viewer software nbsp can also be used to view the xls files http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/36830 http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/36830 How to eat an Elephant: Why Climate Change Policy is in a Mess and How to Fix it For more than two decades Professor Steve Rayner has led interdisciplinary research programmes on science technology and environment specifically on global climate change He is the co author of a number of controversial articles on climate change policy including Zen and the Art of Carbon Cycle Maintenance Lifting the Taboo on Adaptation and Time to Ditch Kyoto all published in the journal Nature Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization Professorial Fellow of Keble College and Director of the Institute for Science Innovation and Society Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend12/2012-09-16-alumni-rayner-climate-change.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend12/2012-09-16-alumni-rayner-climate-change.mp3 How to eat an Elephant: Why Climate Change Policy is in a Mess and How to Fix it For more than two decades Professor Steve Rayner has led interdisciplinary research programmes on science technology and environment specifically on global climate change He is the co author of a number of controversial articles on climate change policy including Zen and the Art of Carbon Cycle Maintenance Lifting the Taboo on Adaptation and Time to Ditch Kyoto all published in the journal Nature Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization Professorial Fellow of Keble College and Director of the Institute for Science Innovation and Society Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend12/2012-09-16-alumni-rayner-climate-change.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend12/2012-09-16-alumni-rayner-climate-change.mp4 Why is climate change so difficult to understand? The second lecture of a series entitled Climate Connections was presented by Carl Wunsch Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology In this talk Prof Wunsch considers the perhaps unique problems faced by scientists and the public in understanding climate change The problems include the very long times over which climate can and does change far longer than human working lifetimes the intuitive belief that the world is deterministic with randomness unimportant the corresponding tendency to see patterns where none exist the insistence by governments that scientists must tell them what will happen in the future the liking of many scientists for the media limelight the widespread confusion between weather and climate the ri Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/wolf/general/2012-05-03-wolf-wunsch_2012.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/wolf/general/2012-05-03-wolf-wunsch_2012.mp3 11.941 Urban Climate Adaptation (MIT) 11.941 Urban Climate Adaptation (MIT) Designing a dream city is easy Rebuilding a living one takes imagination Jane JacobsThis course examines the challenges that cities will face and strategies they can use to prepare for the impacts of climate change Particular attention will be paid to the presence of global disparities the needs of vulnerable populations and resource constrained locales and the ways in which local government and community based activities can achieve equitable levels of climate readiness Designing a dream city is easy Rebuilding a living one takes imagination Jane JacobsThis course examines the challenges that cities will face and strategies they can use to prepare for the impacts of climate change Particular attention will be paid to the presence of global disparities the needs of vulnerable populations and resource constrained locales and the ways in which local government and community based activities can achieve equitable levels of climate readiness http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-941-urban-climate-adaptation-spring-2011 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-941-urban-climate-adaptation-spring-2011 11.S196 Global Freshwater Crisis (MIT) 11.S196 Global Freshwater Crisis (MIT) For the first time in history the global demand for freshwater is overtaking its supply in many parts of the world The U N predicts that by 2025 more than half of the countries in the world will be experiencing water stress or outright shortages Lack of water can cause disease food shortages starvation migrations political conflict and even lead to war Models of cooperation both historic and contemporary show the way forward The first half of the course details the multiple facets of the water crisis Topics include water systems water transfers dams pollution climate change scarcity water conflict cooperation food security and agriculture The second half of the course describes innovative solutions Adaptive technologies and adaptation through policy planning mana For the first time in history the global demand for freshwater is overtaking its supply in many parts of the world The U N predicts that by 2025 more than half of the countries in the world will be experiencing water stress or outright shortages Lack of water can cause disease food shortages starvation migrations political conflict and even lead to war Models of cooperation both historic and contemporary show the way forward The first half of the course details the multiple facets of the water crisis Topics include water systems water transfers dams pollution climate change scarcity water conflict cooperation food security and agriculture The second half of the course describes innovative solutions Adaptive technologies and adaptation through policy planning mana http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-s196-global-freshwater-crisis-spring-2011 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-s196-global-freshwater-crisis-spring-2011 11.364 International Environmental Negotiation (MIT) 11.364 International Environmental Negotiation (MIT) This seminar will explore the difficulties of getting agreement on global definitions of sustainability in particularly building international support for efforts to combat climate change created by greenhouse gas emissions as well as other international resource management efforts We will focus on possible changes in the way global environmental agreements are formulated and implemented especially on ways of shifting from the current pollution control approach to combating climate change to a more comprehensive strategy for taking advantage of sustainable development opportunities This seminar will explore the difficulties of getting agreement on global definitions of sustainability in particularly building international support for efforts to combat climate change created by greenhouse gas emissions as well as other international resource management efforts We will focus on possible changes in the way global environmental agreements are formulated and implemented especially on ways of shifting from the current pollution control approach to combating climate change to a more comprehensive strategy for taking advantage of sustainable development opportunities http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-364-international-environmental-negotiation-fall-2010 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-364-international-environmental-negotiation-fall-2010 11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT) 11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT) The history policy and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class Also covered are the role of the federal government the highway revolt and public transit in the auto era using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change land use and transportation interactions together with issues with bicycles pedestrians and traffic calming Examples used in the class are taken mainly from the Boston metropolitan area The history policy and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class Also covered are the role of the federal government the highway revolt and public transit in the auto era using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change land use and transportation interactions together with issues with bicycles pedestrians and traffic calming Examples used in the class are taken mainly from the Boston metropolitan area http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-540j-urban-transportation-planning-fall-2006 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-540j-urban-transportation-planning-fall-2006 12.009 Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT) 12.009 Theoretical Environmental Analysis (MIT) This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment now and in the geologic past It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds the comparison of theory to observational data and associated mathematical methods Topics include carbon cycle dynamics ecosystem structure stability and complexity mass extinctions biosphere geosphere coevolution and climate change Employs techniques such as stability analysis scaling null model construction time series and network analysis This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment now and in the geologic past It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds the comparison of theory to observational data and associated mathematical methods Topics include carbon cycle dynamics ecosystem structure stability and complexity mass extinctions biosphere geosphere coevolution and climate change Employs techniques such as stability analysis scaling null model construction time series and network analysis http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-009-theoretical-environmental-analysis-spring-2011 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-009-theoretical-environmental-analysis-spring-2011 11.002J Making Public Policy (MIT) 11.002J Making Public Policy (MIT) This course aims to get students thinking about politics and policy as a part of their everyday life We treat politics as a struggle among competing advocates trying to persuade others to see the world as they do working within a context that is structured primarily by institutions and cultural ideas We ll begin by developing a policymaking framework understanding ideology and taking a whirlwind tour of the American political system Then we ll examine six policy issues in depth health care gun control the federal budget immigration reform same sex marriage and energy and climate change This course aims to get students thinking about politics and policy as a part of their everyday life We treat politics as a struggle among competing advocates trying to persuade others to see the world as they do working within a context that is structured primarily by institutions and cultural ideas We ll begin by developing a policymaking framework understanding ideology and taking a whirlwind tour of the American political system Then we ll examine six policy issues in depth health care gun control the federal budget immigration reform same sex marriage and energy and climate change http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-002j-making-public-policy-fall-2014 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-002j-making-public-policy-fall-2014 Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting? Several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents from the BBC the Financial Times The Guardian The Sun and The Science Media Centre to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism RISJ the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute ECI at Oxford University and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK s most influential environment correspondents to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months David Adam The Guardian Environment Correspondent Richard Black BBC News website Environment Correspondent Fiona Harvey Financial Times Environment Correspondent Ben Jackson The Sun Environm http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/11418 http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/11418 12.335 Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry (MIT) 12.335 Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry (MIT) This course provides an introduction to the atmospheric chemistry involved in climate change air pollution and biogeochemical cycles using a combination of hands on laboratory field studies and simple computer models Lectures will be accompanied by field trips to collect air samples for the analysis of gases aerosols and clouds by the students This course provides an introduction to the atmospheric chemistry involved in climate change air pollution and biogeochemical cycles using a combination of hands on laboratory field studies and simple computer models Lectures will be accompanied by field trips to collect air samples for the analysis of gases aerosols and clouds by the students http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-335-experimental-atmospheric-chemistry-fall-2014 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-335-experimental-atmospheric-chemistry-fall-2014 Hannah Arendt, Unconventional Challenge, and the New Social Order Hannah Arendt, Unconventional Challenge, and the New Social Order Current world affairs are fraught with conflicts unknown even only several decades ago Successive waves of migrants have reached Europe s shores terrorist groups are rampant in the Middle East menacing personal safety and regional stability North Korea despite warnings and sanctions from the international community obstinately continues to develop its nuclear programme and climate change also warrants international collective action These problems the migration crisis terrorism nuclear proliferation and climate change it seems are no longer confined to the boundaries of the nation state or even to entities that can be recognised in shape but consist in challenges and conflicts discursively transcending established The post Hannah Arendt Unconventional Challenge and Current world affairs are fraught with conflicts unknown even only several decades ago Successive waves of migrants have reached Europe s shores terrorist groups are rampant in the Middle East menacing personal safety and regional stability North Korea despite warnings and sanctions from the international community obstinately continues to develop its nuclear programme and climate change also warrants international collective action These problems the migration crisis terrorism nuclear proliferation and climate change it seems are no longer confined to the boundaries of the nation state or even to entities that can be recognised in shape but consist in challenges and conflicts discursively transcending established The post Hannah Arendt Unconventional Challenge and http://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/hannah-arendt-unconventional-challenge-and-the-new-social-order/ http://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/hannah-arendt-unconventional-challenge-and-the-new-social-order/ Climate change Climate change Climate change is a key issue on today s social and political agenda This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming First published on Mon 21 Mar 2016 as Climate change To find out more visit The Open University s Openlearn website Creative Commons 2016 Climate change is a key issue on today s social and political agenda This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming First published on Mon 21 Mar 2016 as Climate change To find out more visit The Open University s Openlearn website Creative Commons 2016 First published on Mon 21 Mar 2016 as Climate change To find out more visit The Open University s Openlearn website Creative Commons 2016 First published on Mon 21 Mar 2016 as Climate change To find out more visit The Open University s Openlearn website Creative Commons 2016 http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/climate-change/content-section-0 http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/climate-change/content-section-0 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 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 https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/53710 https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/53710 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) The 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 https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/45593 https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/45593 15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT) 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 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-023j-global-climate-change-economics-science-and-policy-spring-2008 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-023j-global-climate-change-economics-science-and-policy-spring-2008 12.340 Global Warming Science (MIT) This course provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models It focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate e g solar variability orbital mechanics greenhouse gases atmospheric and oceanic circulation and volcanic and soil aerosols and on evidence for past and present climate change During the course they discuss material consequences of climate change including sea level change variations in precipitation vegetation storminess and the incidence of disease This course also examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-340-global-warming-science-spring-2012 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-340-global-warming-science-spring-2012 11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT) 11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT) The history policy and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class Also covered are the role of the federal government the highway revolt and public transit in the auto era using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change land use and transportation interactions together with issues with bicycles pedestrians and traffic calming Examples used in the class are taken mainly from the Boston metropolitan area The history policy and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class Also covered are the role of the federal government the highway revolt and public transit in the auto era using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change land use and transportation interactions together with issues with bicycles pedestrians and traffic calming Examples used in the class are taken mainly from the Boston metropolitan area https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-540j-urban-transportation-planning-fall-2006 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-540j-urban-transportation-planning-fall-2006 What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees? Second presentation of session 9 Avoiding large climate changes 1 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference What will it take to avoid 2 3 and 4 degrees The importance of cumulative emissions Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/4degrees/session_9_2_allen.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/4degrees/session_9_2_allen.mp4 What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees? Second presentation of session 9 Avoiding large climate changes 1 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference What will it take to avoid 2 3 and 4 degrees The importance of cumulative emissions Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/4degrees/session_9_2_allen.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/4degrees/session_9_2_allen.mp3 Who Leads, Who Follows? A Multi-level Perspective of Energy Transitions in the Transport Sector Part of the Transitioning towards Electric Vehicles seminar series held at the Transport Studies Unit of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment The electrification of the vehicle fleet involves a mass of actions to be taken by European national and local government a range of industries and consumers It involves coordination between transport and energy policy if the benefits of decarbonisation are to be realised The changes must also fit and compete for resources with broader policy imperatives such as the economy and health This talk draws on results from a study of climate change governance which explored the roles and expectations of decision makers in different organisations at different governance levels working upwards and outwards from four city regions in England Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/tsu/2013-02-14-ouce-tsu-marsden.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/tsu/2013-02-14-ouce-tsu-marsden.mp3 Interview with Laurie Newton Interview with Laurie Newton UKCIP Local Authorities Projects Officer on some of the factors and events which have made adaptation to climate change more important for public policy like the flooding in 2009 and other extreme weather events http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/audio/2-laurie-newton.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/audio/2-laurie-newton.mp3 Interview with Chris West Interview with the Director of the UK Climate Impacts Programme Chris West where he talks about UKCIP s role in helping governments and private organisations make plans to adapt to inevitable climate change http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/audio/1-chris-west.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/audio/1-chris-west.mp3 Local Authorities Laurie Newton talks about the need for local authorities to adapt to climate change and some of the resources which are available to help Local Authorities understand adaptation Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/laurie-newton-2.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ouce/ukcip_training/laurie-newton-2.mp4 The Ethics of Climate Change Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/16-09-11-john-broome-climate-change.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/16-09-11-john-broome-climate-change.mp3 Climate and Weather: The Ends of Acts of God? Professor Myles Allen explains how research at Oxford allows us to quantify just how much climate change caused by past emissions is costing individuals corporations and potentially entire countries Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/2011-09-16-myles-allen.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/2011-09-16-myles-allen.mp3 The Ethics of Climate Change Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/16-09-11-john-broome-climate-change.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/16-09-11-john-broome-climate-change.mp4 Climate and Weather: The Ends of Acts of God? Professor Myles Allen explains how research at Oxford allows us to quantify just how much climate change caused by past emissions is costing individuals corporations and potentially entire countries Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/2011-09-16-myles-allen.mp4 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend11/2011-09-16-myles-allen.mp4