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Unformatted text preview: INTEGRATION OF THE SCIENCE AND ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Ronald G. Prinn, MIT Image courtesy of NASA TERRA Satellite. To see the animation, go to http://esse21.usra.edu/june2003/presentations/from_cd/ESSE21_nasa_kaye/Terra9globes2.mov MIT JOINT PROGRAM ON THE SCIENCE & POLICY OF GLOBAL CHANGE Founded in 1991 Seed support from MIT Now Supported by 5 federal Agencies, a consortium of 21 Industries, and a Foundation Discovery of new interactions among natural and human climate system components Objective assessment of uncertainty in economic and climate projections Critical and quantitative analysis of policy proposals Understanding connections to other science and policy issues (e.g. air pollution) The major analytical tool of the Global Change Joint Program is the Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY THE MAJOR CLIMATE FORECAST MODEL UNCERTAINTIES INVOLVE CLOUDS, OCEAN MIXING & AEROSOL FORCING. ADDED TO THESE ARE SUBSTANTIAL UNCERTAINTIES IN EMISSION FORECASTING THESE UNCERTAINTIES SERIOUSLY LIMIT THE ACCURACY OF PREDICTIONS OF FUTURE CLIMATE THESE UNCERTAINTIES ARE...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 20.410j taught by Professor Rogerd.kamm during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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