01 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2006 AIT CC, Pathumthani, Thailand
Climate change is regarded as one of the biggest environmental crises facing life on planet earth. There is a broad scientific consensus that human beings are primarily responsible for the current heating of the planet. Scientists involved in interdisciplinary research have revealed the causes and consequences of global warming. Economists on the other hand are debating the extent of damages climate changes would cause and the costs that would be incurred to undertake adaptation or mitigation. What is indeterminate is the predictability of climate change (how quickly, how much) and how this would irreversibly alter life on earth.
SANDEE's Advanced course on "Global Warming: Climate Science and Economics" brought together leading climate scientists and economists to talk about the current state of knowledge on Climate Change. This course provided an overview about causes and consequences of Global Warming, climate models and their predictions of future climate cycles, as well evaluations of alternate scenarios with different levels of public and private intervention to slow down climate change.