[*Environmental Science and Public Policy 90a. Energy, Technology, and the Environment]
The seminar will provide an account of the technologies that shape our world with a perspective on how they evolved, the benefits that ensued, and the environmental challenges that arose as a consequence. Topics include prospects for renewable energy and options to minimize damage from conventional sources of energy. Specific attention is directed to challenges faced by large developing economies emphasizing the need for a cooperative approach to ensure an equable, environmentally sustainable, global future.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the Core area requirement for Science A. Expected to be given in 2013-14.