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ENV.345 : Climate and Society

Year:12/13
Department:Lancaster Environment Centre
Level:Part II (yr 3)
Learning Hours:150
Credit Points:15
Weight:0.5
Course Convenor:Dr AJ Jarvis
Status:Live

Assessment Rules

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  • 100% Coursework

CMod description

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This module serves to provide the student with grounding in the science of climate
change at the interface between physical and social systems. Specifically, it focuses on the role of
climate models in the prediction of risks and damages of anthropogenic climate change, and the
use of this information in decision making. The effects of uncertainty are emphasised throughout the module.

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

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Lectures:

Climate change science
Socio-economics of emissions
Climate change mitigation
Climate change adaptation
Geoengineering

Workshop:

Workshop 1: Keep cool
Workshop 2: Carbon Footprinting
Workshop 3: Adaptation Risk Assessment
Workshop 4: Geoengineering Debate

Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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This module serves to provide the student with grounding in the natural and social science of climate change. It takes a systems view and attempts to foster a critical perspective on the issues, particularly with respect to sustainable development. The handling of uncertainty is emphasised throughout the module.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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On completion of this module a student will be able to:

Understand the role of climate modelling in climate management

Identify the relevant constraints on climate mitigation strategies

Perform a simple numerical evaluation of climate adaptation options

Argue around various geoengineering options

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