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Earth Systems Introductory Courses

EARTHSYS 45N. Energy Issues Confronting the World

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshman. Geologic, economic, and policy issues shaping energy use and contrasting human perceptions of energy security. Topics include discourse of resources, history and future of fossil fuels, curse of oil, global climate change, adaptation versus mitigation, relationship between wealth and energy, demand and strategies for efficiency and conservation, alternative energy prospects, geopolitics of energy trading, and energy flow among countries of the world. Game simulation, outside readings, class brainstorming, and student oral presentations on country energy profiles. GER: DB-NatSci

3 units, Win (Howell, D)

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