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CLI8001 Climate Risk

Short Description: Climate Risk
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010701 - Atmospheric Sciences
Grading basis : Graded


Global agriculture and food production systems are impacted by significant variability in climate on many temporal and spatial scales. The course will commence with a review of global climate trends and will focus on recent climate history, the many phenomena that drive climate and weather, discusses climate variability, and reviews and assesses the impacts of current and future projected climatic changes. Australia provides an example as world-leader in adapting its food production systems to climate variability and in utilising information such as climate observations and forecasting tools. Current autonomous and planned adaptation practices and possible response strategies to future climatic impacts will be discussed.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 30 November 2021