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What impact will global warming really have? This course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?

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What impact will global warming really have? This course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?

Introduction

The course uses the example of climate change to highlight the dynamic and volatile character of the planet, and how globalization links together, in often unequal ways, people and places across the world. The course focuses on the potentially momentous impact of global environmental change on the Pacific Islands like Tuvalu. It introduces students to geographical ways of thinking about the world. This course provides a sample of level 2 study in Social Sciences.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand how the world is in the process of ‘being made’, right down to the earth beneath our feet
  • Consider how islands are shaped by a dynamic relationship between territories and flows
  • Show how human life is entangled with non-human forces and processes in the making of today's globalized world.

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