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GEOG 1600: Climate Change: Science and Public Policy

This course will explore the role of physical science, environmental politics and public policy in shaping contemporary debate concerning climate change, mitigation, and adaptation strategies. We will examine the scientific rationale and statistical basis underwriting the concept of climate change, why aspects of the science remain controversial, the prospects of institutional action and the difficulties inherent in developing public policies targeting mitigation and adaptation. Course includes a role-laying simulation where students will play roles based on 2009 climate negations in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: freshman and sophomores only