Spring 2018: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

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Question Set 9

  1. Discuss the potential implications of foreseeability of the increasing damage of climate change for those who are causing climate change.
  2. Based on Epstein (2008) discuss how models can help to inform decision making.
  3. Based on Constanza et al. (2013), describe how the non-human environment (often denoted as "nature") and its wealth are accounted for in the current mainstream model of economy.
  4. GRAD: Comment on the consequences of the definition of sustainable development give by Griggs et al. (2013) for economy and compare this to the concept of Greer (2011).

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Please, submit the answers by e-mail to the two instructors. Note that your answers to the questions should be concise and in a scientific writing style. Please, include your name at the top and the questions before each answer. The answers have to cite the sources consulted in writing the answer and a list of references. Citations and Reference have to follow the documentation style defined by the Council of Scientific Editors, known as the CSE style. See SSF-Guide or the WISC page for more information on the CSE style. Examples of correct references can be found here.

Questions marked with "GRAD" are to be answered only by students in the 500-level class.