Use scientific, technological and policy approaches in your exploration of climate change. Test modelling and principles. Learn about adaptive technologies. Explore why policy debates erupt around the world despite the scientific consensus on global warming.
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This subject addresses the scientific, technological and policy aspects of global warming. This is a global environmental issue that has potentially major implications for all life on earth, including human society. In recent years the subject of global warming has produced an intense international debate over the scientific basis of the measurements and predictions. The policy responses need to be understood in the context of the science and the controversy.
The assessment consists of quizzes (5%) , participation in the Discussion Forum on LMS on recent issues (5%), 1x Short report on selected climate science issues (20%), 1 x project report (35%) and an Examination (35%). A passing mark must be achieved in the exam to pass the unit. 1 online quiz will be posted after every 5 lectures. Each quiz has 10 questions that cover the topics and a time limit of 15 minutes to complete. The project report focusses on issues of national interest and equity in international climate change policy negotiations.