The Societal Perspective:
The social consequences of a changing climate are numerous and have the potential to significantly alter human-livelihood and even create community conflict and unrest. In this course, which is one of the two required (core) courses for the Graduate Certificate in Marine and Coastal Climate Change, students will explore climate change from a social perspective. Where appropriate, the course will be explored in the context of the marine and coastal environment.
The Scientific Basis:
Understanding the physical basis of the climate system is necessary in order to make sound predictions about future climate variability and its potential impacts on society. This course,which is one of the two required (core) courses for the Graduate Certificate in Marine and Coastal Climate Change, will examine climate change from the scientific side. Students will learn how the climate system works, how climate has changed throughout Earth's history, and how this information is used to predict the response of climate to both natural and anthropogenic forcing in the future. The course will be placed in the context of the marine and coastal environment.
Climate Change: The Societal Perspective Textbooks:
Climate Change: The Scientific Basis Textbooks:
In The Societal Perspective, students will learn:
In The Scientific Basis, students will: