This course will provide students with a broad, policy-relevant overview of contemporary scientific understanding of climate change. The recently released IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC AR4) titled 'Climate Change 2007' will provide the framework for discussion of various aspects of climate change, including the fundamental physical science basis, potential impacts and vulnerability, and mitigation of climate change. Open to Duke Environmental Leadership Master of Environmental Management students only. Department consent required for all other students. Online course. Instructor: Kasibhatla