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Feedback Mechanisms

Feedback Mechanisms Teaching Module A teaching module titled ‘Feedback mechanisms’ from the e-learning course titled ‘Earth in the Future’ developed by Timothy Bralower and David Bice, The Pennsylvania State University. This module discusses the various feedback mechanisms and is listed in Module 3: Earth’s Climate System of the e-learning course. This overview reading can be […]

What is the Biosphere?

What is the Biosphere? Reading A short reading by the Aspen Global Change Institute that summarizes what the biosphere is. This resource can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about climate change and the role of the biosphere. This reading includes overview discussions on the following topics: What […]

Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change Part 1

Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change Part 1 Reading A reading from the ‘Stern Review: The Economics of Climate Change’ by economist Nicholas Stern for the Government of the United Kingdom which contains a compilation of the scientific evidence of human caused climate change, its analysis through economic theory, and discussion on possible alternatives […]

Post-pandemic Economic Policies

Post-pandemic Economic Policies Reading A reading by Carbon Brief explaining how countries around the world design economic policies for a ‘green recovery’ from the recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by reducing carbon emissions while boosting their economies. Students will be introduced to terms such as green recovery, green stimulus, and quantitative easing, among others. […]

Long-term Cost of Climate Change

Long-term Cost of Climate Change Reading A reading by Louise Lerner, The University of Chicago, that summarises the economic cost of carbon as viewed from the perspective of geologists. This research challenges the traditional cost of carbon, which has been priced at $100 per ton of carbon emission, by stating the cost of carbon to […]

Marxism and Carbon Markets

Marxism and Carbon Markets Reading A reading titled ‘Greening Capitalism? A Marxist Critique of Carbon Markets’ by Steffan Bohm, Maria Misoczky and Sandra Moog that discusses a Marxist assessment of carbon markets and their role in the evolution of global capitalism and climate change. The reading discusses four major marxist concepts: metabolic rift, capitalism and […]

Willingness to Pay for Climate Stability

Willingness to Pay for Climate Stability Reading A review article by Evan Johnson and Gregory Nemet, Robert M. La Follete School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on willingness to pay (WTP) for climate policy. This working paper is divided into five sections as follows: Section 1 describes the characteristics of WTP as […]

Willingness to Cooperate and Climate Policy

Willingness to Cooperate and Climate Policy Reading A reading titled ‘Cooperation in the Climate Commons’ by the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds and The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Policy. This working paper describes the willingness to cooperate as a […]

Social Cost of Carbon

Social Cost of Carbon Reading A journal article by William Nordhaus on the critical role of the social cost of carbon (SCC) in determining climate change economics and policies. This paper estimates the SCC using the Dynamic Integrated model of Climate and the Economy (DICE model). Students will understand the application of the DICE model […]

Climate Change in the Geography Classroom

Climate Change in the Geography Classroom Video A video lecture by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune on climate change educational resources that Geography teachers can use in their classrooms. These educational resources integrate climate change understanding with the core curriculum in Geography. This video lecture is part of an online e-learning course (MOOC) […]


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