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Climate Change: Policy Options and New Technologies    NEW!

Global warming and resulting climate change are the 21st century's most important environmental problems. In November of 2021, another climate change summit (over 100 nations participated) was held in Glasgow, Scotland. We will examine the provisions of this new treaty, its accompanying initiatives, as well as its chances for success. We will evaluate the success of the 2015 Paris summit and its primary initiative, the nationally determined carbon contributions (NDCs).   We will also analyze a new French proposal ("C 4/100") to encourage the sequestration of agricultural carbon. 

The class will study new findings from Columbia University related to a worsening of the role of agricultural carbon emissions. We will evaluate several new technologies such as the suggested use of plasma to reduce the carbon footprint in agriculture. Finally, we will study new climate initiatives for cities and businesses being promoted by the World Resource institute.  

Note: Suggested Reading: "Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2006. Field notes from a catastrophe: man, nature, and climate change. Bloomsbury USA. New York, New York. Nordhaus, William. 2013. The climate casino: risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world. Yale University Press. New Haven, CT



Climate Change: Policy Options and New Technologies (SCIT014) NEW!   IN-PERSON

Instructor:  Andrew Wilson

Day of the Week: M, Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    

Dates: 2/21/2022 - 3/14/2022  

Sessions: 4   

Fee: $44.00

Course Location: Unity of Charlottesville - Classroom

Mask policy for this location: Masks are required

Location Address: 2825 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 24

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*If circumstances related to COVID-19 dictate this course cannot be held in person, it will be offered online, same dates and times. 

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