Climate Change: The Science, Uncertainty, and Risk
August 30th, 2020
Join Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Change and Community Resilience for a series of online courses focused on the fundamentals of climate change resilience.
Human activity has exacerbated the shift in global climate and is resulting in impacts to natural systems and human-built infrastructure, which will influence future economic development and business decision-making. In the Fifth Assessment Report, the IPCC concluded: “Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems” (IPCC, 2014a).
This module consists of foundational knowledge in the science of our changing climate, understanding the boundaries of “uncertainty” in future projections being posited by the scientific community, how to translate the “risk” being faced by a community, business, or sector, and finally, the different concepts of climate resilience and how they manifest as solutions.
This series is designed to enable you to develop competency in a myriad of climate resilience fundamentals, including a basic understanding of the scientific consensus supporting human-induced climate change and the various definitions of climate resilience manifested in practice.
Climate Change: The Science, Uncertainty, and Risk (ES 5810, section A)
Dates: August 30 to Sept. 26, 2020, 4 weekly asynchronous online lessons.
Online Attendance: No set times are required for online attendance. Students may complete the assignments at their own pace and schedule within each week. Students will have the opportunity to interface with experts in the field of climate change when they present as guest speakers. However, students may watch video recordings of the guests if they can not attend the live online presentations.
Instructor: Michael Simpson, MS, MALS
Registration deadline: August 25, 2020
Each course is designed to stand alone, and you may take courses in any order. Each course is held for a period of four weeks and may be completed online from your location in approximately 8 hours per week. Enroll for either graduate credit (1 credit per course) or audit and receive continuing education.
Join Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience for a series of online courses focused on the fundamentals of climate change resilience. For more information, including course descriptions, dates, and schedule of courses visit our page on the Antioch University New England website You can also apply for the 9-credit Climate Resilience Certificate for Professionals.