ATMO S/OCEAN/ESS 475 (3 credits) Current Research in Climate Science Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50. Instructor: LuAnne Thompson (Oceanography)
Interested in the impacts of and responses to climate change by human society? In how these challenges impact both the ability of individuals and nations to thrive? In this seminar, we will be exploring both the impacts of climate change (both slow changes and extreme events) and the challenges that climate change brings to society. Projections of climate change suggest human populations will be impacted in multiple ways. The stability of governments will be challenged by extreme events that can impact housing, water and food supply. Stresses on natural resources can in turn lead to migration, political instability, violence, and humanitarian disasters. In addition, the strength of human society also relies on energy, food, and water security. In this class, students will explore these challenges from both natural science and social science perspectives.
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