Subject details

On successful completion of this subject you should be able to:

  1. critically assess the causes and scientific principles involved in the phenomenon of global warming
  2. describe the modelling of climate change scenarios and to assess the potential impacts of climate change on ecosystems and human society.
  3. consider and assess the possible responses to global warming
  4. describe the policy framework for addressing the causes and impacts of global warming.
  • Topics

    • The climate system and climate variability
    • Global climate models
    • Environmental impacts of climate change
    • Social and economic impact of climate change
    • Frameworks and protocols of climate change and national and global responses
    • Policies and technologies for adaptation
    • Policies and technologies for mitigation
    • Financing climate projects
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Print Materials

      • Study guide
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-EENV632

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

  • Mid term assignment 500 words (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam - Short-answer questions (35%)
  • Feasibility Study (35%)
  • 4 Online quizzes in total (10%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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