EV5013 - Climate Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- 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
- 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.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- presentations (20%)
- essays (30%)
- assignments (10%).
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