I suppose not many of us know how to read the AR5 reports. We would probably be overwhelmed by the thickness of them. Thus, this article is useful. In there, what I like the most is this:
Likelihood terminology used in AR5. IPCC/Gallant & Lewis
P/S: in case you just want to get the key ideas of the reports, go for these IPCC Infographics by the Finish Meteorological Institute.
The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity: Yale University (TEEB);
Environmental Policy and Economics: MIT opencourseware*;
Environmental and Resource Economics: The economics network*;
Economics: IOWA State University (economics380); Coursera*; La Trobe University (ECO1IMI-2012);
Economics of Environmental Policy: Maxwell school;
Global Warming: Coursera*;
Econometrics: FETP* (MPP-523; MPP04; 2014);
NOTE: *including other subjects
I subscribed to some active job-seeking sites but they keep sending me “deviated” job offers. Perhaps my field – environmental economics – is so easy to be confused with environmental science, law, ionospheric studies or so? Or I failed to describe my targeted jobs specifically enough when registered. Fine, I will save some good sites here, for me to review once in a while and seek for my luck.
The International Society for Ecological Economics
Fulbright Canada Post-Doctoral Research Award at the University of Northern British Columbia
IDRC and Graduate study in Canada 2014
Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
EAERE job market
Natural Resource Economist CSS-Dynamac (06 August 2014)
Assistant Teaching Professor/Non-Tenure Track -Missouri University (31st July)
2015 SUSI for Scholars, deadline 15 Dec 2014
Climate change adaptation economist, deadline 18th Feb 2015
MIT-UTM in Malaysia and the US, deadline Feb 2017
NSWU and others
I told my students that the term “climate change” is more precise to describe the climate phenomenon. Thus it is preferred to “global warming” in USA (p. 12) and Australia. But this doesnt mean that “climate change” is getting less serious so that we use a “weaker” term.
If you are working on climate change, the General Circulation Models (GCMs) can be useful. There are plenty of downscaling methods for your study areas, some are reviewed here (page 52+).
I first heard of this term from my supervisor when he talked about climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. In fact, it has been largely used in climate change work such as in IPCC or CSIRO reports. However, I personally think that it is an infeasible term (if you know what I mean, that’s we can theoretically define it, but we will never find it in reality -So what’s the point of using the term in practical decision-making?). I found that WWF did not use the term elsewhere, and now I know why :D. Interesting. We will come back to this topic soon.
This framework is applied for Multi-criteria Analysis. This could be an excuse for many conferences, workshops and meetings in Vietnam 🙂