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GEOG 205 A   Climate & Society back to previous pageBack to Results  
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MaxActualRemainWaitlist
EnrollmentGeneral0000
2020815-70
2021161420
Total2429-50

InstructorKlepeis, Peter J.
MeetsMWF120-210, OLIN 301
RestrictionsNo 2019 2018
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsENS2/Environmental Economics ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies

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Human-induced climate change--global warming--is the defining environmental and social issue of our times. That people are dramatically altering the climate is now the resounding consensus in the scientific community. Potential short- and long-term impacts include biodiversity loss, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, more intense storms, threats to human health, and disruptions of freshwater sup-plies and food security. But while the global community increasingly understands the basic processes driving climate change, and is starting to appreciate the consequences of a warmer world, the coupled social and biophysical dynamics of global warming are complex and the issue remains controversial. This course explores climate-society relationships in industrial and pre-industrial periods, and considers the multifaceted natural and human dimensions of global warming. It also highlights the integrative natural and social science modes of analysis commonly used in the discipline of geography.


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