Readings

Section One: Science




Section Three: Ethics

Peter Singer, "One Atmosphere", in Gardiner et. al. eds. Climate Ethics, Oxford UP (2010)
John Broome, Chapters 4 and 5, in Climate Matters, Norton (2012)
Climate Equity Reference Project
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, “It’s Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations”, in Gardiner et. al. eds. Climate Ethics, Oxford UP (2010)
United Nations, Introduction to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1992)
Darrel Mollendorf, "Climate Change Justice", Philosophy Compass (2015)
Thomas Schelling, "An Interview With Thomas Schelling, Parts One and Two", The Atlantic (2009)

Further Reading:
Stephen Gardiner et al. eds. Climate Ethics: Essential Readings, Oxford UP (2010)
Eric Posner and David Weisbach, selections from Climate Change Justice, Princeton UP (2010)
Dale Jamieson, Reason in a Dark Time, Oxford UP (2015)
Darrel Mollendorf, The Moral Challenge of Dangerous Climate Change, Cambridge UP (2015)
Stephen Gardiner, A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change, Oxford UP (2011)
Thomas Hill,“Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence”, Philosophy and Public Affairs (1979)

Section Four: Economics: Climate-Economy Models: Bringing it all Together with Integrated Economic Assessments
Nicholas Stern et al., The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, Cambridge UP (2007)
Ken Arrow, et al. "Determining Costs and Benefits for Future Generations", Science (2013)
Robert Stavins ed., Economics of the Environment (6th edition), Norton (2012)

Further Reading: Inequality, Climate Economics, and Impacts on the Global Poor
Frances Moore and Delavane Diaz, "Temperature Impacts on economic growth warrant stringent mitigation policy", Nature Climate Change (2015)
Francis Dennig et al. "Inequality, climate impacts on the future poor, and carbon prices", PNAS (2015)
Stephane Hallegatte et al., Shock Waves, World Bank (2015)
Thomas Schelling, "Notes on Personal Ranking [of Responses to Climate Change]", in Lomborg ed. Smart Solutions to Climate Change, Cambridge UP (2010)

Further Reading: Uncertainty, Catastrophic Risk, and Climate Economics
Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman, Climate Shock, Princeton UP (2015)
Martin Weitzman, "On Modeling and Interpreting the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change", Review of Economics and Statistics (2009)
Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern, "Endogenous Growth, Convexity of Damages, and Climate Risk: How Nordhaus' Framework Supports Deep Cuts in Carbon Emissions", Economic Journal (2014)
Richard Revesz et al., "Improve Economic Models of Climate Change", Nature (2014)


Section Five: Politics

David Victor, Global Warming Gridlock, Cambridge UP (2011)
Elinor Ostrom, "A Polycentric Approach for Coping with Climate Change", World Bank Policy Research Working Paper (2010)

Further Reading:
Larry Summers, “Foreword” to Aldy and Stavins eds. Architectures for Agreement, Cambridge UP (2007)
Scott Barrett,“Global Public Goods that Depend on the Combined Efforts of All States”, in Why Cooperate?, Oxford UP (2007)
Scott Barrett, "The Montreal Protocol" and "Tipping Treaties", in Environment and Statecraft, Oxford UP (2006)
Joseph Stiglitz, "A New Agenda for Global Warming", Economists' Voice (2006)
Scott Barrett, "Proposal for a New Climate Change Treaty System", Economists' Voice (2007)
James Hansen,“Game Over for the Climate”, New York Times (2012)
Thomas Schelling, "The Cost of Combating Global Warming: Facing the Tradeoffs", Foreign Affairs (1997)
Kenneth Arrow, "An Interview with Kenneth Arrow, Part Three", The Atlantic (2009)
John Christy, Testimony, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, 25 Feb. 2009
Carol Rose, "Liberty, Property, Environmentalism", Social Philosophy and Policy (2009)
Edella Schlager, Kirsten Engel, and Sally Rider, selections from Navigating Climate Change Policy: The Opportunities of Federalism, University of Arizona Press (2011)
Carol Rose,“From H2O to CO2: Lessons of Water Rights for Carbon Trading”, Arizona Law Review (2008)