Climate Change, Food & Water Resources

This course will examine the causes and consequences of climate change with a special focus on food and water resources. We will analyze proposals to prevent and mitigate global warming with both proactive and responsive policies. As a global society, food and water security is the most important goal we face, yet many people in the developing world lack even basic food security and more than a billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Food and water shortages are exacerbated and caused by climate change, environmental degradation and natural and human-caused disasters. It is projected that unless drastic efforts to cut greenhouse gas emission are implemented global warming will lead to massive crop failures as early as 2040 and become a worldwide phenomenon by 2080. Because poor nations will be most adversely affected by climate change it is incumbent upon the global society to prepare for and avert disaster.Crosslisted: CRSCAD 602L and UPCD 602L are the same course.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Number: 
CRSCAD602L-01B
Semester: 
Summer 2020
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020