Faculty of Science
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|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Organisational Unit||School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment|
|Monash Passport category||Depth (Enhance Program)|
|Offered||Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Professor Christian Jakob|
Climate change is becoming an ever greater challenge to the sustainability of modern society. This unit explores the basic principles and physical processes that define and govern the Earth's climate. The response of the atmosphere and ocean to these forces are explored, as well as their role in establishing the variability of climate. Major human decisions that affect climate are then considered followed by an exploration of the global governance of the climate change regime in the context of the broader consequences of climate change to our society. Mitigation and adaptation scenarios are explored, and the design and costs of the climate change policies necessary to implement these various strategies.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Project 1: 20%
Project 2: 30%
Final Examination (3 hours): 30%
Three 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-hour laboratory/support class per week, plus private study/research time
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