Technology fixes for Climate Change

Registration Eligibility
open
Start Date
04/10/2017
End Date
04/10/2019
Description
Climate change has spawned its very own science-fiction (sci-fi) sub-genre - cli-fi - which explores techno-fixes as much as doomsday scenarios. Some of the imagined solutions are seriously off the planet, but not all techno-fixes are purely fictional.
This course discusses the mounting problems of climate change, pollution, energy security and dwindling supplies - and the need for a near-total transformation of the world’s energy systems. He says next-generation nuclear technologies offer the best chance of curing our hydrocarbon addiction.
These and ‘techno-fixes’ such as geoengineering, genetically modified organisms and nanotechnology can avoid destructive overuse of natural and agricultural landscapes and reduce our footprint by sparing land and resources.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Technology / CADD / GIS
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn about the various techno-fixes that can possibly contribute to the alleviation of climate change effects.
2. Understand how these techno-fixes work and their impact on the environment.
3. Know the policies and proposals that can help enforce the application of technology in answer to climate change.
Instructors
Barry Brook, Professor and Chair of Environmental Sustainability - University of Tasmania
Website Registration
Course Codes
LA-17054
Provider
ISDM


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