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EV5013 - Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Is only available for postgraduate students.

This subject provides students with a broad understanding of the fundamental science underpinning natural and anthropogenic climate change and the likely impacts on natural and social systems in the 21st Century. It develops an understanding of mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with the more adverse effects of climate change in developed and developing world contexts. The content will include an evaluation of the politics of climate change at the national and international levels and links between climate change and other global drivers such as population growth and land use change. Students will become familiar with application of climate change science and adaptation strategies to development practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain a broad understanding of the fundamental science underpinning natural and anthropogenic climate change and the likely impacts of anthropogenic climate change on natural and socio-economic systems over coming decades;
  • gain an understanding of mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with the more serious negative effects of anthropogenic climate change in both developed and developing world contexts;
  • gain a broad understanding of the politics of climate change at the national and international level, notably the Kyoto Protocol;
  • gain an appreciation of links between anthropogenic climate change and other major drivers, including population growth and land-use change;
  • gain a knowledge of the application of climate change science to development practice.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.