Lecture 7-Impacts_Adaptation-HC-preclass.pdf - Global Climate Change Impacts Adaptation GEOG 104 1 Today’s Plan • Climate change impacts and

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Global Climate Change: Impacts & Adaptation 1 GEOG 104
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Today’s Plan Climate change impacts and adaptation (will be using ABCD cards) • Break Climate change adaptation • Break Midterms handed back for review Work in poster groups 2
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Today’s Learning Goals ü Identify and explain 5 consequences/impacts of climate change. Be able to interpret graphical information relating to these impacts. ü Explain at least one amplifying feedback loop caused by a climate change impact ü Define “vulnerability” and “adaptation” in the context of climate change ü Identify why adaptation actions are important ü List the components of climate risk ü Explain how adaptation measures reduce climate risk ü Describe the importance of local context when assessing impacts 3
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Pre-class Question… On a scrap of paper: Ø List (and explain) two ways that climate change will likely affect cities, regions, or nations in the next 30 to 50 years. *Please put your full name at the top of the paper, and hold onto it until the end of class. 4
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5 You are an intern working for the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. She wants to hold a town hall meeting to let her constituents discuss their feelings about climate change. ± OK, ² the Minister’s office manager tells you. ± We need to be able to anticipate and respond to the concerns that are likely to be raised. So I want you to identify five local groups who you think are likely to attend the meeting, and briefly describe the main points each group is likely to raise. ² Imagine that…
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In groups of 3, identify 5 different groups from your community who might be concerned about climate change and ask to meet with the Minister. For example, in a rural community, the Minister might meet with farmers. In an urban community, the Minister might meet with city planners. In a class discussion, make a list of the different constituent groups. 6
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Constituent Groups 7
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Since your job is to anticipate and respond to questions on climate change for a community group for the Minister, it is important that you… 1. Understand the predicted impacts of global climate change.
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