GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Week 11 Summary and Tasks


In this final wek of our course, we have looked at climate change from an environment-society geography lens, with a focus on governance and justice. We have thought about decision making and policy around climate at a global scale and how climate change is reinforcing the existing inequalities and further marginalizing some of the most vulnerable communities on our planet.

Summary of Tasks for the Week:

  • Read the Course Content (Week 11) section on the course website.
  • Reading: Ostrom, E., Burger, J., Field, C. B., Norgaard, R. B., & Policansky, D. (1999). Revisiting the Commons: Local Lessons, Global Challenges. Science, 284(5412), 278–282. 
  • Reading: Nicholls, R. J., & Cazenave, A. (2010). Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Coastal Zones. Science, 328, 1517–1520. 
  • Film: Matthias von Gunten, (2014). Thule Tuvalu. Germany.
  • Take the Week 11 Quiz (covering this week's materials) by Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
  • Complete Week 11 Activity and Discussion in Canvas by Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Please see the calendar in Canvas for specific due dates.


Midterm Exam #3

Following the completion of this week's material you will have Midterm Exam #3. The midterm Exams are 48 hour, take-home exams in an essay format. You should revise all of the course material to date to be ready to draw on it for your Midterm Exams. Please watch Canvas carefully for the prompt, instructions, rubric and exact dates.