F&ES 721a/EVST 333/HLTH 332 / 2019-2020

Climate Change Adaptation; Resilience and Resistance in Global Health

Credits: 3
Fall 2019: Tu, 3:30-5:20, WTS B30
 

 
Climate change has the observable potential to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, frosts and floods. In response, many concerned citizens, communities, scientific consortia, industries and governments around the world have sought to address climate change for the sake of global well-being even while others resist the realities of the threat. This course examines climate change effect management strategies; specifically, building resilience in places of acknowledged vulnerability against the grain of philosophical and practical challenges. Environment and health-centered activities resulting from thoughtful, interdisciplinary approaches and audits will be held as the ideal among various adaptive responses. Scope will include but not be limited to food, energy and water security as well as the readiness of health systems in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean. Throughout the semester, participants will engage in readings of journal articles, lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises per themes and critical questions outlined in syllabus. There are no prerequisites for this course. Enrollment (to be capped at 25) is open to junior and senior undergraduates of Yale University, graduate students and other scholars upon permission of the instructors.