The human consequences of climate change fall into two categories: impacts and responses. Responses to climate change can take two forms. One is mitigation, which we will address in Lesson 7. The other form of response is adaptation, which tries to reduce or eliminate the impacts of climate change. This lesson will expand on the ideas of impacts, vulnerability to those impacts, and adaptation.
What will we learn?
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- define impacts of climate change and explain the difference between direct and indirect impacts, giving examples;
- explain how the same climate change impact can make some people win and other people lose, giving examples;
- define vulnerability and explain what the three dimensions of vulnerability to climate change impacts are, giving examples;
- explain what resilience to climate change is;
- define adaptation to climate change, giving examples;
- discuss successful adaptations and maladaptations;
- employ consistency in person and tense to promote coherence in writing.
What is due for Lesson 3?
Lesson 3 will take us one week to complete. Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates. Specific directions for the assignments below can be found within this lesson.
Complete the following steps to complete Lesson 3:
- Work through Lesson 3 in this web site.
- Complete the Required Reading Assignments.
- Complete the Writing Symposium Quiz in Canvas.
- Complete your Our Climate Stories in Canvas.
- Complete the Lesson 3 Reading Reflections in Canvas.
- Begin working on Unit 1 Exam in Canvas. Read through the essay questions to begin thinking about the responses you will compose next week during the Exam week.
- Begin working on Unit 1 Reflection in Canvas. Read through the reflection prompt to beging thinking about the response you will compose next week during the Exam week.
If you have questions, please feel free to post them to the Ask a Question about Lesson 3 forum. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help a classmate.