Earth and Environmental Science
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
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Unit 7: Climate Change from the Socio-Environmental Systems Perspective part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
This unit summarizes and synthesizes the previous six units by inviting students to reflect on their experiences throughout the module, identify key learning moments and consider how these events influenced their ...
Unit 5: Abating Carbon Emissions part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
Students evaluate the EPA's Clean Power Plan in the context of Common but Differentiated Responsibility. This unit also introduces students to the idea that there are costs and benefits associated with the ...
Unit 4: Towards Climate Change Policy in the U.S. part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
This unit examines the social cost of carbon (introduced in Unit 3) within the legal doctrine of "common but differentiated responsibility" (CBDR). CBDR acknowledges global climate change as a common ...
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Curt Gervich: Using Regulating Carbon Emissions in Environment and Society at SUNY College at Plattsburgh part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
The course is a broad introduction to environmental challenges including those related to water, air, biodiversity, climate, energy, population, waste and consumption, among others. The course examines these dilemmas through the lens of structuralism. Therefore, we explore how societal structures such as family, community, race and gender, politics, economics, science and the media influence our perspectives and values related to environmental topics. For most class sessions students are asked to watch/listen to video/audio publications outside of class and to discuss these experiences together in small groups during the class sessions. Many class sessions also include an "activity" component such as brief internet research projects, mapping projects, or writing exercises, for example.