This module will outline the causes and consequences of past, current and future changes to Earth’s atmosphere, climate and hydrological regimes, and examine paleo-environmental records and future projections of atmospheric composition and climate. It will inform students of the variety of methods used to derive information on these issues in order to quantity their magnitude, extent and significance. It will cover how humans are currently changing these aspects of the Earth's environment, and put this change in the context of past environmental changes and range of natural variability.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
20 (2 hour) lectures and practical classes in the second term
Module assessment - more information
Two essays (50% each)