Climate Change Science and Solutions

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Purpose and Scope

Human induced climate change is one of the main drivers of the Anthropocene. The physical science of the earth's climate and its sensitivity to pollution is remarkably complex and an area of intense study. The resulting perturbations to the earth system permeate through and impact ecological and human systems. Businesses, ecosystems, industry, societies and political systems are all vulnerable to climate change and threats to air quality. These systems also impact the earth's climate system and interact with climate change to create negative and positive feedbacks. This specialization will focus on climate change. Two core specialization classes provides an advanced-level understanding of the natural and social science of climate change. Students must also take four elective courses more centered on their own specific interests. One of the electives must be a seminar that will pursue climate change topics at a more advanced level.

Specialization Coordinator: Peter Raymond


Two required courses.
F&ES 630The Physical Science of Climate Change
F&ES 840Climate Change Policy and Perspectives


Students must choose three courses from the electives bin, and one course from the seminar bin for four required courses.


F&ES 635Renewable Energy Project Finance
F&ES 638Carbon Footprints, Modeling and Analysis
F&ES 674Seminar in Forest Ecosystem Health and Climate Change
F&ES 703Climate and Society
F&ES 716Renewable Energy
F&ES 761Negotiating International Agreements: The Case of Climate Change
F&ES 773Air Pollution Control (APC)
F&ES 790Coastal Defense Seminar
F&ES 793Abrupt Climate Change and Societal Collapse
F&ES 800Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
F&ES 814Energy Systems Analysis
F&ES 855Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Areas
F&ES 866Climate Change and Animal Law
F&ES 873Global Environmental History
F&ES 875EUrban Resilience: Complexity, Collaborative Structures, and Leadership Challenges
CDE 547 Climate Change and Public Health
ECON 331 The Economics of Energy and Climate Change
ANTH 791 / ARCG 791 Paleoclimate and Human Response
EPH 555 Practicum in Climate Change, Sustainability, and Public Health
G&G 140 / EVST 201 Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environmental Change
G&G 274 Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
ENAS 673 Air Quality and Energy
G&G 745 Seminar in Climate and Energy

Seminar Electives

F&ES 701Climate Change Economics Seminar
F&ES 702Climate Change Seminar
F&ES 878Climate and Society: Past to Present
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