Doing Economics: Measuring Climate Change

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  • Week 1
    • This module explains why climate change is a serious global issue, and how we can use data to understand the extent of climate change.
  • Week 2
    • This module explores the effect of climate change on temperature variability and extreme weather events, and explains how we can use statistical summary measures to document changes in temperature distributions over time.
  • Week 3
    • This module uses data to summarise the relationship between CO2 emissions and global temperatures, explains methods of identifying causal relationships between two variables, and discusses the problem of spurious correlation.
  • Week 4
    • This module explains how policymakers can use survey data and models to evaluate climate-related policies, and discusses the relationship between environmental policy and environmental quality.