Climate Change and Risk: A Multidisciplinary Risk Course


  • Glenn Harrison Georgia State University
  • Harold Weston Georgia State University


Climate change is one of the biggest risks we face. It is studied worldwide across many disciplines, such as atmospheric science, meteorology, oceanography, biology, botany, political science, economics, finance, law, insurance, and ethics, to name some. Yet risk studies, which itself is an assembly of multiple disciplines focused on probabilities, uncertainty, consequences and their management, has not really engaged the issue much except as to catastrophes and insurance. This article explains a course on climate change risk with studies across many disciplines.

Author Biographies

Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University


C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management and Insurance

Harold Weston, Georgia State University

Harold Weston,

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dept. of Risk Management and Insurance



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