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GEOG 207 A   Is the Planet Doomed? Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral0000
2020121205
2021121206
Total2424011

InstructorBallve, Teofilo
MeetsTR955-1110, ALUMNI 108
RestrictionsNo 2019 2018
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

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"End of the world" scenarios have been linked to global pandemics, super-volcanoes, artificial intelligence, and melting permafrost. "Is the Planet Doomed" uses these and other examples to study contemporary catastrophism. The course explores arguments that suggest the world may have reached "peak humanity." Potential mass extinction events arise from the convergence of biological, climatic, economic, technological factors on one hand, and war on the other. The course analyzes these factors using the integrative modes of analysis commonly used in the discipline of geography. And it exposes how geography affects the catastrophic imaginary.