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GEOG 207 A   Is the Planet Doomed? back to previous pageBack to Results  
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MaxActualRemainWaitlist
EnrollmentGeneral0000
2021121200
2022121200
Total242400

InstructorBallve, Teofilo
MeetsTR955-1110, ALUMNI 108
RestrictionsNo 2020 2019 Instr sign req during Drop/Add
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.


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