GOV 1722. Politics of the Environment and Climate Change

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Dustin Tingley; Stephen Ansolabehere
  • Term: Spring
  • Time: T, Th 10:30-11:45 AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 218296
  • Subject Area: Government

Climate change has evolved over the past four decades into one of the most pressing challenges to the sustainable development of human societies. This course takes a realistic look at the effects of climate change and of climate change policies, at local, national, and international levels. How will climate change affect water resources, food supplies, and conflict?  How will policies affect fossil-fuel dependent economies? How are people, companies, and governments responding? Climate politics reflect well-established environmental and economic perspectives, but also raise new, unique issues.