3-13: Societal Responses to Regional Climate Change

Importance of this Unit to the Course

Local environmental changes linked to changes in global climate can give citizens a sense of helplessness because no one locally is to blame. This unit explores how citizens respond to seemingly irreversible regional environmental changes as an analogy to how they might respond to regional effects of global warming as described in Block 2.


Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)

  1. Read the summary information.
  2. Take the Quiz over the summary information. (see your portfolio)
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)
    • None

Discussion (online / face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)

A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading