International Summer School: Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology & Society

International Summer School: Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology & Society

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This module explores the economic, societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change, as well as the technological solutions available; focusing on research currently being done by academics at the University of Exeter. 

The course begins with a general introduction to Climate Change and then examines three main topics in greater detail: Water Resources and Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Earth Systems. This is a technical program, coordinated by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and is centred around the theory and application of climate change science. Although not a requisite, it is desirable to have a scientific background, and you can expect to come across technical terminology during this course.

Specific topics related to climate change include:

  • Causes and effects
  • Social, economic and political impacts
  • Environmental impacts and the threat to ecosystem services
  • Modelling and prediction
  • Adaptation and mitigation of catastrophic events
  • Management of water resources and rainfall changes
  • Renewable energy technologies and policies for a low carbon society
  • Climate tipping points

We will explore these issues within a multidisciplinary framework with lectures, workshops and practical exercises led by world-class researchers in engineering, physics, mathematics, biological, and environmental sciences.

This module aims to give you a broad vision and perspective on global climate change: its mechanisms and underlying science, a look at impacts upon society and the environment, and the technologies that can be employed to mitigate its effects, including adaptation strategies.

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