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Climate Change - ENVS614

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 civilisation. 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. This multidisciplinary unit is taught from scientific, social, economic, engineering and political perspectives by a panel of internationally renowned experts.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Stuart Browning

Admission to MEnv or GradDipEnv or GradCertEnv or MSusDev or GradDipSusDev or GradCertSusDev or MSc  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
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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