the poliTIcs and science of climate chanGe
SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
JUNIOR MIDDLE SENIOR
STUDENT TEACHER PARENT
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the impacts of climate change on environmental, social, economic and human systems
#globalwarming #climate #society #politics #economics
What are the causes and associated impacts of climate change? How have environmental movements evolved over time? Why do some politicians recognise the severity of climate change while others deny its existence entirely? What factors undermine our ability to address the emerging climate crisis and how do these challenges differ from one context to the next? Can humanity come together to create a more sustainable and prosperous future?
In this this course you will gain a clear understanding of the major social, political and economic challenges that limit a coordinated response to the emerging climate crisis. By viewing climate change as a political, rather than an exclusively scientific issue, you will be able to identify the challenges that too often erode meaningful resolutions both domestically and abroad.
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THE LEFT: FORCE
What kind of government intervention is required to make a significant difference to the issue of climate change?
THE RIGHT: FREEDOM
If Australians are dissatisfied with the government's lack of intervention to address climate change and the recent bush fires, why did they vote to re-elect the Morrison government in 2019?
To what extent does a carbon tax help resolve the issue of climate change?