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Winter Term 2014 TOP: CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - 1480 - ENST 300
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Prerequisites/Notes: ENST 150, sophomore standing

Catalog Description : The heart of this course is an annual symposium organized around a well-defined topic with both scientific and policy components — e.g., nuclear waste disposal, global warming. Each year, two or three nationally recognized experts on the selected topic are brought to campus. In the weeks before a visit by one of the major speakers, students, together with environmental studies faculty, read and discuss papers suggested by the speaker. The speakers meet with students in the seminar following their public lecture, providing students with an opportunity to interact directly with scientists and policy makers at the forefront of environmental issues.

Topic for Winter 2014: Climate Change Adaptation and Geo-Engineering
This course will examine a spectrum of engineering strategies for coping with climate change and its consequences. Proposed approaches range from low-tech and low-risk (e.g., restoring oyster beds to protect coastal communities from storm surges in the face of rising sea level) to high-tech and potentially dangerous (injecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere to reflect solar energy back to space). Students will consider the scientific, economic, and political dimensions of these strategies through interactions with experts invited to campus for the annual Spoerl lecture series.



Attributes: Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Winter Term 2014

Instructors

Marcia Bjornerud

Course

ENST 300

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

Final Exam

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 03:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

CRN

1480

Status

Active

Class Time

02:30-04:20 TR YOUN 218

Start-End Date

Jan 06, 2014-Mar 19, 2014

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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