Earth’s Changing Climate

4559:
Discipline: Environmental Science
Instructor: Davies-Vollum
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 08:00
End: 09:15
Field Work: Day 1 - Casablanca - Thursday, 3 October | Morocco
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus

Climate change is arguably the most pressing environmental issue affecting our world. It has far-reaching societal, health and economic implications that will impact humankind for generations. This course provides you with the scientific background to understand the causes and effects of climate change and allows you to contextualize this in terms of the impact on society.

Field Work

Country: Morocco
Day: 1 - Casablanca - Thursday, 3 October

Climate change projections for this century indicate that North Africa is set to experience drying and heating as well as sea level rise. During this field lab, students will visit sites around Casablanca that illustrate how the area may be impacted by climate change and what the city is doing to mitigate and adapt. Academic Objectives: 1.  To apply knowledge of projected climate change to Casablanca. 2. To consider the implications of climate change for Casablanca. 3. To learn about how Casablanca is addressing climate change related issues, specifically those related to sea level rise and water resources.