A teaching module titled ‘Adaptation and Mitigation’ from the e-learning course titled ‘Earth in the Future’ developed by Timothy Bralower and David Bice, The Pennsylvania State University. This module discusses the various mitigation and adaptation strategies and discusses what can be done about climate change. This topic is listed as Module 12 of the e-learning course. This overview reading can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about Climate Adaptation and Mitigation. The module includes the following topics:
- The Economic Costs of Climate Change
- Abatement Costs: The Costs of Reducing Emissions
- Strategies for Reducing Carbon Emissions
- Modeling the Economics of Climate Change
- The Need for Regulation of Emissions
- Water Resources
- Energy Resources
- Human Health
- Global Equity and Climate Adaptation
Students will learn about climate mitigation and adaptation in the long-term and the short-term. They will also learn about economics of climate change and its role in adaptation and mitigation. Students will additionally understand mitigating carbon emissions from energy, agricultural and transport sectors, among others.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discusses potential solutions to the climate crisis.
- What is climate mitigation?
- Discuss mitigation strategies of energy, transport, and agricultural sectors.
- Discuss some long term mitigation strategies.
- Discuss some climate adaptation strategies.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Adaptation and Mitigation|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Change Overview, Adaptation, Mitigation|
|Climate Topic||Climate Mitigation and Adaptation|
|Type of tool||Teaching Module|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Timothy Bralower and David Bice|
|Hosted at||Earth in the Future, The Pennsylvania State University|