Climate Change: Science, Impacts and Mitigation

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
7.5
PERIOD
18/09/2023 to 29/12/2023

Course Description

Course Description: Anthropogenic climate change represents one of the most important environmental challenges of our time. In order to understand its environmental, economic, and societal implications, one should have adequate knowledge about the basic underlying science. This course aims to first teach the fundamental scientific principles behind climate change, which involve subjects of atmospheric science and climatology, as well as some aspects of the physical and biological sciences. After a firm grounding in the basic science is established, other issues involving climate change impacts and the issue of mitigation (solutions to dealing with the challenges presented by climate change) are explored.

Subject area

Energy

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Application deadline

11/09/2023

Competences

M.Sc. students who take this course gain knowledge, skills and proficiency in the following subjects
1. Distinguish the factors governing anthropogenic climate change from natural climate variability
2. Learn the human-caused changes in the climates of the world and Turkey
3. Learn about how the climate change projections are obtained using global and regional climate models
and emission scenarios
4. Learn about the future changes (projections) in the climates of the world and Turkey
5. Gain knowledge about the climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation
6. Gain knowledge about the climate change related institutions, treaties and meetings

Prerequisites

None

Duration

42 h - 14 weeks

ECTS

7.5

Validation mode

Written examination/oral examination/Term project/homework

Maximum number of students

5

Access to disable

access avaliable

Organizer

Partner

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

Faculty

Graduate School

Department

Earth System Science

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