GCC 3006

Climate Change – Myths, Mysteries, and Uncertainties

Climate variations are the norm, not the exception. The geological and archaeological records are rich with evidence of a climate system that is dynamic and in a non-steady state. Yet we face the challenges of understanding the complexities of this system in order to manage our resources and to prepare wisely for the future. This class examines the theory behind the atmospheric greenhouse effect and radiative force in the climate system, and the consequences of anthropogenic climate change for present and future societies. 

Co-taught by Tim Griffis, Soil, Water and Climate; and Jennifer Powers, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.