MASC 206: Introduction to Climate Change Science


Global warming – definition and terminologies.  History and trends.  Driving forces.  Greenhouse gas effect.  Major causes, impacts, threats, and opportunities for the marine and coastal environment.  Sea level rise and its implications on coastal development.  Assessment, vulnerability, adaptation, enhancement, sustainability, and mitigation of impacts on coastal ecosystems and coastal communities. Worldwide efforts at potential solutions and international agreements.  Communicating climate change.