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Climate Change and Impacts (ENST10004)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Dookie)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeENST10004
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces the major issues associated with climate change. It endeavours to explain the processes that impact on the Earth’s climate, including the greenhouse effect; the role of climate in the evolution of ecosystems and food production; the human induced changes that are occurring and their impact on the environment; adaptation, mitigation and future climate change strategies will also be explored. The subject will also provide an overview of the economic, legal and political issues associated with climate change.

Intended learning outcomes

Students undertaking this subject will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Climate change and why it matters
  • Causes of past climate change including human induced change
  • Future climate change predictions
  • Impacts of climate change on food production, water, health, biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Adaptation and living with climate change
  • Mitigation and limiting climate change
  • Politics of climate change

Generic skills

This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion of the subject students should have developed skills relating to:

  • The use of electronic forms of communication
  • Their flexibility and level of transferable skills, which should be enhanced through improved time management
  • Working collaboratively with other students
  • An enhanced ability to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Accessing information from the library via both electronic and traditional means
  • Problem solving and critical thinking

Last updated: 18 July 2019