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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 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 multidisciplinary unit is pitched to a diverse audience and is taught from scientific, social, economic, engineering, and political perspectives by a panel of internationally renowned experts.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

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

Staff Contact(s): Dr Stuart Browning, Associate Professor Paul Beggs

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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