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Causes and Consequences of Climate Change



Formato del curso On-site
Fecha 2020-08-17 - 2020-11-23

Objectives and Content



Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge in mathematics, physics or geoscience is an advantage

It is an advantage to have studied at least one year at University level.

Resultados del aprendizaje

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student can

  • explain the fundamental physical mechanisms behind large scale climate variability
  • understand the basic external forcing mechanisms that initiate climate variations
  • explain and quantify the main feedback mechanisms in the climate system
  • provide an overview of different anthropogenic emissions sources
  • explain the main underlying drivers of changes in anthropogenic emissions
  • explain the possible impact of climate change on different types of risks
  • understand the main consequences of climate change for society
  • explain the main international frameworks for climate change assessment, adaption and mitigation
  • put UN's Societal Development Goal 13 in perspective with other SDG goals


The student can

  • use basic climate change terminology and expressions
  • perform calculations of the earth´s sensitivity to external forcings such as the Sun, volcanoes and changes in greenhouse gases
  • assess the consequences of climate changes and evaluate their impact on society through a risk framework demonstrate their verbal and written scientific communication skills and ability to present scientific information to fellow students and others
  • demonstrate the ability to provide constructive reviews to fellow students
  • reflect on the linkages and interactions between th UN's Societal Development Goals

General competence

The student can

  • demonstrate the ability for critical thinking and physically based reasoning
  • show cross-disciplinary awareness through discussions on the interaction between humans and nature in the Earth system
  • summarize the link between environmental, socio-economic, demographic and social relationships through investigation into the effect of future man-made greenhouse gas emissions


Categorías CINE (ISCED)

Conservación y gestión ambiental