North American Energy Resources in Global Context - D55 30600
|D55 30600||12 hours|
This six session series will focus on the resources of Canada and Manitoba. Particular attention will be paid to energy resources - their use, misuse and abuse - and their consequential environmental impact.
Time permitting, we will trace the dynamics of energy resource preferences as they have changed in recent decades in the face of: trends in unit price; economics and; technological change generally.
Changing perceptions of acceptable environmental impact and expectations of mitigation locally, nationally and globally will be analyzed from circa 1500 AD onward.
The course concludes with a tour d' horizon of relative resource endowments and the environmental impact of each mode of energy production and use.