Climate & Society
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Course Number: LSCI 2600
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Cities & Urbanization
- Environmental Studies
This interdisciplinary course is designed to introduce students to the many facets of climate (averages, extremes, variability and change) and the broad range of climate affairs and issues that affect society at global and local scales. Given the growing concern about global climate change, it is intended to provide a baseline understanding of climate-society interactions, focusing on five basic elements: a) climate science and knowledge; b) climate impacts; c) climate economics; d) climate politics and policy; and e) climate ethics and equity. A broad range of topics will be covered including: global warming 101, hazards (floods, droughts, and hurricanes), El Niño-Southern Oscillation, food insecurity, mainstreaming gender into global responses, vulnerability, the politics of climate disasters, adaptation, and climate justice. There are no prerequisites.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Undergraduate students.