The climate and its changes

lgeo1232  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

The climate and its changes
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Ragone Francesco; Van Oost Kristof;
The course focuses on climate and its changes:
  •     The radiative balance
  •     The causes and variations of climate
  •     The traces and lessons of the past
  •     Recent climate change, its sources
  •     Multiple and spatially heterogeneous effects
  •     Mitigating and adapting to climate change
The course has the dual objective of acquiring a basic knowledge of climate change, and becoming familiar with the multiple effects and adaptations.
Teaching methods
The course is organized into 3 learning activities: (1) lectures, (2) readings of scientific articles, (3) presentations & discussions.
Evaluation methods
The learning outcomes are:
  •     Understand the causes and effects of climate change
  •     To put into perspective the contemporary scientific debates in the field
  •     Know how to conduct a scientific reasoning based on the contents of the theoretical course
The evaluation consists of a written exam and active participation in the sessions. The final grade will be calculated as follows 70% on the exam and 30% on participation in the presentations/discussion.
Online resources
The teaching materials will be available on Teams (or moodle) of the course.
Faculty or entity

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