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Climate Change - ENVS214

Global climate change is one of the most important issues that humanity will have to grapple with in the twenty-first century. This unit investigates our climate system's complex processes, together with the impacts that climate change will have, and what we must do to adapt to and mitigate those impacts. Natural climate variability, abrupt climate change and anthropogenic climate change are key areas of study, together with their impacts on past and modern civilization. The unit is structured around three themes:
- detection and attribution of climate change;
- biophysical and socio-economic impacts of climate change;
- adaptation, mitigation and decision making.

This unit is pitched to a diverse audience; social, economic, engineering and political perspectives are all presented by a panel of internationally renowned experts drawn from the University's Concentration of Research Excellence (CORE) in Climate Futures. There are no presumed skills for enrolment in this multidisciplinary unit.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Stuart Browning

18cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVE214, GEOS214
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: Planet unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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