Reading: Climate Change Mathematics

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A reading by Chris Budd, University of Bath titled ‘The Mathematics of Climate Change’ that discusses the use of mathematical concepts and techniques to address climate change. The reading demonstrates the use of mathematical modelling, probability, statistics, dynamical systems theory and scientific computing to understand global warming, loss of ice, sea level rise, extreme weather events and make future predictions. 

Students will understand how mathematics contributes in understanding the Earth’s climate system and climate change. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is the role of mathematics in understanding climate change?
  2. How can mathematical models be used for climate prediction?

About the Tool 

Tool NameThe Mathematics of Climate Change
DisciplineMathematics and Statistics
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Mathematical Modelling, Probability, Statistics, Dynamical Systems Theory, Climate Modelling 
Climate Topic Climate Literacy
Type of tool Reading 
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
Developed byChris Budd 
Hosted atGresham College
Computer SkillsBasic