Climate Change

Provides resources on climate change and global warming from the perspective of the disciplines of science, social science and humanities.

Political science and economics of climate change

politicians vs scientists and climate change cartoon

Credit: John Ditchburn

What kinds of questions do political scientists and economists ask about climate change?

  • What are the political and economic issues connected to climate change?
  • How can political systems be responsive to climate chaos?
  • What is the economic cost of climate change?
  • How should governments use taxation to address climate change?
  • What international considerations should be considered, such as international treaties, trade, or inequalities?
  • How does the growth of technology come into play?
  • What are the political consequences of geoengineering or other responses to climate policy?

Web Resources

DVD and Streaming Video

TEDxStockholm, (11 minutes)

University of Berkeley, (3 minutes)

Oxford Martin School, (60 minutes)