GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Week 11 Assignments


This week we have learned about the transformations currently underway around the globe as a result of human-induced climate change, and about the future risks to humans and their environment. We have also learned about some possible ways forward to a more just and sustainable future.

Keep in mind the objectives for this week:

  • Explain the human causes of global climate change and describe the resulting environmental changes.
  • Explain the social impacts of climate change and describe how geography and economic inequality shape the vulnerability of different populations.
  • Discuss several possible adaptation strategies including who will experience the costs and benefits.
  • Analyze the drawbacks and benefits of a biodiverse "carbon democracy" as a climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy.


  • Take Week 11 Quiz by Tuesday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
  • Submit your weekly Questions and Reactions by Tuesday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
  • Respond to your classmates' Q&R posts by Thursday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
  • Continue to make progress on your final paper.

All assignments will be submitted in Canvas, check the calendar in Canvas for specific due dates.