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Climate Now


The aim of the course is that you attain basic knowledge of climate changes and their influence on natural ecosystems as well as processes in society from a general perspective.
This 5 credit course is given at a 33 % pace.

Course content

The course will give you knowledge of climate changes and the processes that influence them is based on scientific results.  You will study the scientific background to observation of climate changes, and how researchers create climate scenarios for the future and how emission scenarios and feedback mechanisms influence these. After the course, you should also be able to give an account of how to describe effects of the ongoing climate change andcarry out impact assessments for different sectors in society in the nordic countries.

Teaching methods

The course consists of thematic modules that contain lectures with connected exercises, mainly are given as distance learning. Furthermore, each module contains seminars that are given on campus in Lund. During the course, the students create a learning portfolio. The course is completed with a more extensive project work that is carried out in groups. Attendance at all teaching components except pre-recorded video lectures is compulsory

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Course facts

Level: Basic
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: Entry to the course requires 90 credits in scientific or social sciences studies atuniversity level.

Course syllabus (pdf, 221 kb, new window)

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