GEOG 481- Climate and Society


This course critically examines the links between climatic processes and human activities. It investigates the physical nature of Earth’s climate and its variability across space and time, and applies this to patterns of human activities. It explores ways in which climate influences human activities and how climate is also modified by humans both intentionally and inadvertently. Critical assessment of future scenarios of climate and human links are also investigated. The outline includes the climate system, climate variability and climate change, climate and agriculture, climate risk & health, climate & urban risk management, climate risk and decision making under uncertainties.