Course section topics:
- FA1 (Nov, 39 hours): Climate Change
Climate change is a complex challenge currently facing the world’s social and ecological systems. This course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of climate change issues; utilizing Canadian and international case studies. The course will examine historical climate records and assess related social, environmental and economic impacts, while also considering scientific forecasts. Review of the challenges, opportunities, and risks associated with large-sector-emitters including carbon dioxide via coal combustion and oil and natural gas operations, as well as methane contributions from agriculture sector will be provided. Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies within a transition to a low-carbon future will also be covered.