This course develops an interdisciplinary understanding of the social, political, economic and scientific perspectives on climate change.
The overall aim of this subject is to provide an introduction to the socio-political, scientific, and economic aspects of the phenomenon known as Climate Change. In doing so it is hoped that the student will emerge with an enhanced ability to analyse claims both about the science itself and the responses that can be made by humanity at present and for the future, based on current scientific data and its predictions over the next decades.
You will emerge with a broad understanding of the science underpinning the claim that human activity has played a role in causing the current rise in global temperature. You will also develop an awareness of the present and future impact on global communities, the political response to such impacts, and consider basic economic concepts and models that describe a framework in which changes to our use of resources can occur.
- David Karoly - School of Earth Sciences
- Jon Barnett - Department of Resource Management and Geography
- Maurizio Toscano
- John Freebairn - Department of Economics
- Rachel Webster