GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Lesson 11 Overview

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This week, we will look at climate change and how geographers have studied it. The first reading from this week examines the potential of commons to be scaled up to manage issues of climate change. The second reading highlights gaps in the research on rising sea levels as a result of climate change. Finally, the movie from the week, Thule Tuvalu, looks at the processes and the impacts of climate change that have connected the fates of two far off locations. 

Consider these questions as you go through the material for this week:

  • How are decisions such as that of keeping global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius taken at the global scale?
  • Is the global fight against climate change reinforcing (or worse, increasing) the existing inequalities and further marginalizing the marginalized?
 

Lesson 11 Checklist

Tasks
To Read

Read the Lesson 11 course content.

Use the links below to continue moving through the lesson material.

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.  A link to the reading is located in the Lesson 11 module in Canvas.
Nicholls, R. J., & Cazenave, A. (2010). Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Coastal Zones. Science, 328, 1517–1520.  A link to the reading is located in the Lesson 11 module in Canvas.
To Watch Matthias von Gunten, (2014). Thule Tuvalu. Germany. A link to the film is provided in the lesson content.
To Submit

Take the Quiz #11 by Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Located in the Lesson 11 module in Canvas

Post your Lesson 11 Discussion and Activities by Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Located in the Lesson 11 module in Canvas
Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates.