NGEK10016U Climate Changes: Causes, Effects, Mitigation and Adaptation
The course focuses on a cross disciplinary introduction to the problems concerning climate changes and the consequences for living conditions of human beings following them. Furthermore, the interaction between the physical and economic conditions currently being influenced by changes in the global climate as well as the mechanisms which have been applied to limit climate chances and their consequences.
Status of the research in climate changes, models for projection of climate development and the content of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, physical and economic consequences of climate changes, the influence of climate changes in atmospheric, terrestrial and marine systems, model deviations, feedback mechanisms, tools for the limitation of the discharge of greenhouse gasses including the Kyoto protocol and clean development mechanisms and the UN climate panel.
- account for changes in climate in recent times
- account for the relations between the climate and the content of green house gasses in the atmosphere
- structure a written assignment displaying the understanding of the scientific background for a climate related problem
- discuss the environmental and physical consequences expected to follow a change in climate
- integrate knowledge from scientific literature and data in assessments of climate related issues
Analyse, assess and apply results, methods, theory and data in connection with climate change
Please see Absalon course page
- Project work
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examination, 20 minutesThe written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes.