Course Info: NS-0211
|Course||NS-0211 Climate Change|
|Long Title||Climate Change: Exploring the Science and Solutions|
|Meeting Info||Cole Science Center 316 on T,TH from 9:00-10:20|
|Cumulative Skill(s)||Writing and Research|
|Additional Info||Students are expected to spend approximately 6-8 hours of preparation outside of class time.|
An increasing body of observations gives a collective picture of a warming world and widespread changes in the different components of the climate system. Students in this course examine the causes and impacts of past, present, and future climate change. Climate change is clearly an issue of increasing concern because of its potentially escalating and far-reaching impacts. This has brought the topic of "global warming" very much into the public eye and to the forefront of political debate. This course focuses on the science of climate change, highlighting what is known and what remains uncertain. Possible mitigation strategies for dealing with future environmental change on local, regional, and global scales are explored. Students are encouraged to debate the issues actively and critically, both verbally and in writing.