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Course Description

This course will present a comprehensive analysis of the global climate challenge and will substantiate and discuss the following: Global warming has accelerated in recent years, approaching 1.2 degrees Celsius warming from the preindustrial era. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions are the driver of the warming. Growing populations and increasing demand for resource-intensive goods and services have driven the dramatic emission growth over the last 50 years. Serious impacts are already occurring; much more serious ones appear inevitable. If warming is not limited to 2 degrees Celsius or less, uncontrollable "hothouse" warming is possible, due to cascading tipping points. It will be a monumental challenge to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less; the Paris climate accord is a modest but important first step. In the near term, aggressive actions are needed at the local, national, and global levels to limit the warming and the associated potentially catastrophic impacts. | Lecture + Q&A; Viewing videos.

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Section Title
Climate Change: The Challenge
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
Dates
Sep 16, 2020 to Oct 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes
Recommended text:
Published paper: We Are Losing the Climate Change Mitigation Challenge; Is It Too Late To Recover? https://tinyurl.com/y596swr5