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CSMM406 - Themes in Climate Change (2011)

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MODULE TITLEThemes in Climate Change CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM406 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
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This module introduces key themes in climate change science by describing the nature of and approaches to climate change science. The history of climatic reconstructions is briefly described, as are the international political and scientific attempts at understanding climate reconstructions and climate change science. The evidence for contemporary climate change is discussed and this is placed into the context of climate change throughout the Holocene and Pleistocene. Finally, the arguments from the sceptics are discussed in detail.
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Definition of climate change Climate change over Quaternary timescales The history of scientific understandings of climate change Reconstructing climate change Palaeoclimatology and its problems Modelling: predictions or projections Attribution and Detection The sceptics’ views 1 (John Daly) The sceptics’ views 2 (Climate Audit) The sceptics’ views 3 (Senator Inhofe and politicisation of science)
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FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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