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Instructor Info:Melissa Hoffer
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Wednesday
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
Description: This course will provide an overview of climate science, current and predicted impacts of climate change, key sources of greenhouse gas pollution, and state and federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will examine, in particular, the relationship of climate change policy and energy policy, and the social, ecological, economic, and humanitarian impacts of climate change. The course will review the primary policy tools available to governments to reduce emissions. Participants will develop a basic understanding of how laws have been developed and applied to reduce emissions. Though examples, such as EPA's current effort to regulate stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, you will understand the longstanding tension between U. S. energy and environmental policy.